The province's water crown corporation, SaskWater, has had a successful year, reporting a net income of $6.5 million for the year ended March 31, 2017 while also welcoming the City of Melville as the fifth city in the province to be served by the Crown corporation.
As part of that agreement, SaskWater will build a new water treatment plant and regional water supply system to serve the growing community and its surrounding area for years to come. During the year, SaskWater delivered 42.9 billion litres of potable and non-potable water to customers. They also ensured a safe, uninterrupted supply of water to customers in Melfort and area affected by the Husky oil spill. Another big achievement was completing infrastructure upgrades and improvements at SaskWater's water treatment plant in Wakaw to benefit the 12 communities served by the Wakaw-Humboldt regional system. Overall customer satisfaction saw a fourth consecutive increase with an 8.64 out of 10 result in the corporation s biennial Customer Satisfaction Survey. SaskWater owns nine water treatment plants, three wastewater facilities, and 935 kilometres of pipeline. In addition, SaskWater owns and operates 140 kilometres of canal called the Saskatoon Southeast Water Supply system. This system is fed from Lake Diefenbaker and made possible by the Gardiner Dam, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.