Services, Rates & Fees
For details on municipal services offered including water and sewer rates, fees, connection forms, account payments, etc. visit out Services section.
Testing & Reporting
The municipality follows a number of testing and reporting requirements under provincial legislation. You can view those reports, many of our bylaws and policies and information in testing and reporting through SaskH20 by following the links below.
The Village maintains the sanitary sewer system in a few ways. We add enzymes to the sewer system that are dropped into manholes to help keep sewer lines clear. However they can only do so much on their own. So every 2-3 years the Village performs a sewer flushing program usually in the spring, to remove grit, sand, gravel and greases from the sewer mains. This is a preventative maintenance operation that helps to prevent sewer blockages, odour generation and premature wear on mechanical components.
This work will not affect the majority of property owners or cause disruption to service although there is a possibility that small spills, noise and odours may result in some homes. Here’s why: the sewer cleaning process uses a high pressure water jet to scour the pipe clean. When the water jet passes through the sewer main, the water pressure draws air through the pipes. The air movement has the ability to push out, or pull in the water and air held inside your plumbing and U-shaped traps and this includes your toilets, showers, sinks and floor drains.
We realize that the equipment can be noisy and may disturb residents. Sometimes this cannot be avoided and we appreciate your patience. We also appreciate your patience as some areas of some streets may be blocked by the equipment for short periods of time. There are preventative measures you can take in your home. For more information read the below FAQ on sanitary sewer flushing and a poster describing what things you should and should not flush to help do your part in reducing the costs of maintenance to the system.
Fire Hydrant Flushing
You may notice crews working at fire hydrants and see water running down streets approximately once a year when we flush fire hydrants. This is part of a routine process necessary to maintain the integrity of the water system and allows us to ensure hydrants are in proper working order. As a result residents in the immediate vicinity may experience temporary water discolouration which is primarily silt and air and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience this run your cold water faucets for a few minutes until it clears before running any hot water. There may also be temporary shifts in water pressure. We appreciate your patience! For more information please read the FAQ below.