Water and Wastewater | Waste Disposal Grounds
The Drinking Water Information Binder
(produced by Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment) has been provided to operators of water and wastewater
treatment plants in Saskatchewan. Operators will receive revised and/or
new documentation to be included.
Factsheets (Part 1
and Part 2
were developed to inform waterworks owners, managers and operators
about provincial regulation of planning, building and operating a
for water and wastewater operators in Saskatchewan.
New and existing waterworks and sewage works must be under the direction of a certified operator.
Amendments to The Environmental Management Protection Act, 2002 regarding
H1N1 Influenza and Drinking Water
Pandemic flu planning
for the water sector is available from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA). Pandemic flu could affect the capability of water system operators
to operate and maintain their systems adequately due to increased absenteeism at their systems and at other interdependent sectors
that provide essential materials and supplies. The
Pandemic Influenza Fact Sheet
provides information to assist the water sector in integrating
pandemic planning into existing business continuity and emergency
response plans and reducing the risk to public health that would be
caused by disruption in operation of water systems.
Saskatchewan Ministry of Health
has information including H1N1
Certification and Training
Operators must meet standards of education, experience and examination explained in the Operator Certification Program
Regional/Contract Operator Program .
The Operator Certification Board (OCB)
accepts all certification applications.
After July 15, 2005, insurance firms may no longer provide liability coverage
to facilities without a certified operator.
A number of agencies
provide training, workshops and examination sittings for water and waste operators:
Other available documents:
- Annual Notification to Consumers: Guidelines for Compliance (City and Town forms)
- Permit to Construct, Extend or Alter Existing Works
- Permit to Construct and/or Operate a Sewage Works - Mechanical
- Permit to Construct and/or Operate a Sewage Works - Lagoon
- Permit to Construct and/or Operate a Waterworks
- Permit to Operate Hygienic Use Waterworks
- Emergency/Upset Contact Poster
for operators to fill in phone numbers and contacts
- Hygienic Use Labels (using Avery Label #8293 or #5293 in Word documents) to comply with Section 36(b) of The Water Regulation
- Waterworks System Assessment (WSA) Checklist
Guides and Suppliers
The Saskatchewan Water and Wastewater Works Operator Certification Standards 2002 EPB 139
sets out the standards for the classification of water and wastewater works and the qualifications for the certification of the operators of those facilities.
Documents below are additional standards found in The Water Regulations, 2002:
Waste Disposal Grounds
The Waste Disposal Grounds Binder (produced by Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment) has been provided to operators of waste disposal grounds in Saskatchewan.
Information regarding current Municipal Waste Management Status is also available.