About WSA

About

 

The Water Security Agency is a unique organization in Canada - bringing together all of government's core water management responsibilities in one place. We manage the province's water supply, protect water quality, ensure safe drinking water and treatment of wastewater, own and manage 49 dams and related water supply channels, reduce flood and drought damage, protect aquatic habitat and provide information about water. The Water Security Agency also represents Saskatchewan on transboundary water issues.

Working in the fields of engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, public policy, habitat protection, water resource allocation and regulations, the Water Security Agency leads implementation of the 25 Year Saskatchewan Water Security Plan. The plan ensures the sustainability and quality of Saskatchewan’s surface and ground water supplies while protecting drinking water supplies from the source to the tap. Sustainable water supplies support growth, a healthy environment and quality of life for the people of Saskatchewan.  

When it comes to water resources, we provide one window service for Saskatchewan citizens.

Vision

Water supporting economic growth, quality of life and environmental well-being.  

Our Values

  • Respect and Integrity
  • Serving Citizens
  • Excellence and Innovation
  • One Team

 

 Our Commitment to Excellence guides how we do our work.

 By the Numbers

  • 1 head office in Moose Jaw
  • 15 other locations: regional offices, dam sites, and environmental services
  • 24 surface water quality stations and many project specific water monitoring sites
  • 194 full-time equivalents (FTEs) in 2015-16
  • 69 dams, owned and operated
  • 70 monitoring wells, reporting on aquifers since the 1960s
  • 130 kilometres of water conveyance channels
  • 283 stations in our hydrometric network, collecting data on stream flows and lake levels
  • 604 wastewater facilities under our regulation
  • 809 waterworks under our regulation

 

Legislation

The Water Security Agency is a Treasury Board Crown corporation within the meaning of The Crown Corporations Act, 1993. You can read The Water Security Agency Act as a PDF here.