Water Security Agency Water Quality Programs
Government of Saskatchewan’s strategic plans include the commitment to
ensure the health of water resources, including sustaining water quality and
ecosystem function. Specific goals within the 25 Year Water Security
Strategy created in 2012 include the protection of water resources, defining
of water quality objectives for priority watercourses (Goal 3), and ensuring
that adequate water quality information is available to support decision
making (Goal 6). Currently, the Water Security Agency (WSA) undertakes
water quality monitoring for a number of programs.
Link to 25 Year Water Security Strategy
Saskatchewan Drinking Water Quality Standards & Objectives
Standards and objectives
are applied to water for both hygienic use and human consumption. In general,
standards are mandatory for systems that supply water for human consumptive use.
For systems that supply water for hygienic use, only bacteriological standards apply.
Both systems should strive to achieve the drinking water quality objectives. Follow the
link below for more information on Saskatchewan Drinking Water Quality Standards & Objectives.
Link to Saskatchewan Drinking Water Quality Standards & Objectives
Saskatchewan Surface Water Quality Objectives
quality objectives are developed to provide scientific-based information about
the suitability of water for various uses, including the protection of aquatic
life, recreational activities, agriculture (e.g. irrigation, livestock
watering), and industrial and municipal water supplies. The Surface Water
Quality Objectives are numerical concentrations or narrative statements that are
intended to serve as a guide for issuing permits, licenses and orders, and as a
means of supporting and maintaining designated water uses in Saskatchewan.
Follow the link below for more information on Saskatchewan Surface Water Quality
Link to Saskatchewan Surface Water Quality Objectives