Drinking Water Annual Report

His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

May It Please Your Honour:

I respectfully submit the Annual Report on the State of Drinking Water Quality in Saskatchewan for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019.

The Water Security Agency is the primary regulatory agency in the province responsible for ensuring the provision of safe drinking water and protection of water supply sources. The Water Security Agency addresses all core aspects of water management to strengthen drinking water protection by bringing source to tap protection activities into a single agency.

The Government of Saskatchewan remains committed to supporting communities and keepingour province as a safe place to live and work. Ensuring safe and sustainable drinking water, effective wastewater treatment and protection of source waters remains a high priority for Saskatchewan. Our government will continue to deliver and build on our commitments to Saskatchewan people regarding drinking and wastewater management.

The routine monitoring and new initiatives pursued in 2018-19, and the results achieved in theareas of drinking water management, ensuring effective wastewater treatment and protection of source waters are communicated to the legislature and to the people of Saskatchewan through this report. The work of protecting our drinking water and source waters is ongoing, and this report helps to inform future planning, attention to emerging priorities and resource allocation forupcoming years.

The 2018-19 Annual Report demonstrates progress towards the commitments that relate to drinking water and source water protection activities of involved agencies and ministries as of March 31, 2019.

Respectfully submitted,

Dustin Duncan

Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Water Security Agency