Water Security Agency

Drinking Water Annual Report

Office of the 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, 2021.

The Water Security Agency (WSA) is the prime regulatory agency in the province responsible for ensuring the provision of safe drinking water and protection of water supply sources. The Water Security Agency ensures our drinking water is safe by protecting supplies from the source to the tap. WSA has a critical safety oversight function in the regulation of safe drinking and wastewater facilities for communities across the province – that business function had to continue during COVID-19. WSA’s response plan in 2020-21 was a flexible and fluid approach, consistently informed by provincial health guidelines, while prioritizing public and employee safety. Delivery of some programming was restricted to maintain employee and citizen safety.

Safe and sustainable drinking water, effective wastewater treatment and protection of source waters support a growing economy that supports our communities. The Water Security Agency and its partners will continue to work to prevent and reduce risks to the health of people and the environment, and to ensure safe and sustainable drinking water and wastewater. The work is ongoing and this report helps to inform future planning, and brings attention to emerging priorities and resource allocation for upcoming years.

Respectfully submitted,

Fred Bradshaw

Minister Responsible for Water Security Agency