SaskWater has released its 2016–17 report, which highlights the Crown corporation’s growth to include the City of Melville, the fifth city in the province to be served by the utility.
As part its agreement with Melville, SaskWater will build a new water treatment plant and regional water supply system to serve the community and its surrounding area. Projects in Melville will include two new wells, a 32-kilometre pipeline, a new water treatment plant, and a additional storage.
Today, SaskWater tabled its 2016-17 annual report with the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly’s Clerks Office. In the document, the utility reports a net income of $6.5 million for the year ended March 31, 2017.
“SaskWater’s top priority is the delivery of safe, reliable, and sustainable water and wastewater services,” said Minister Responsible for SaskWater, Scott Moe. “This focus has resulted in a high level of customer satisfaction, which in turn is producing good financial results for the corporation and the people of the province.”
Other highlights noted in SaskWater’s 2016-17 report:
- Paying a dividend of $1.6 million to the province
- Delivering 42.9 billion litres of potable and non-potable water
- Ensuring a safe, uninterrupted supply of water to customers in Melfort and area affected by the Husky oil spill
- Completing infrastructure $6.3 million in upgrades and improvements at SaskWater’s water treatment plant in Wakaw to benefit the 12 communities served by the Wakaw-Humboldt regional system
- Recording a fourth consecutive increase in overall customer satisfaction 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.
The full report is available online.