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The Drinking Water Information Binder (produced by Water Security Agency) 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 This link is to a PDF file. ) were developed to inform waterworks owners, managers and operators about provincial regulation of planning, building and operating a waterworks.

Information PDF file for water and wastewater operators in Saskatchewan (EPB 437). New and existing waterworks and sewage works must be under the direction of a certified operator. Under The Environmental Management Protection Act, 2010,  Easements PDF file (EPB 385). Easements are required for sewage works that could adversely affect any land other than that on the land where the works are to be constructed or situated.

Certification and Training

Operators must meet standards of education, experience and examination explained in the Operator Certification Program This link is to a PDF file. (EPB 144) and the Regional/Contract Operator Program This link is to a PDF file. (EPB 286). After 2005 July 15, insurance firms may no longer provide liability coverage to facilities without a certified operator. A number of agencies EPB 436 (EPB 436) provide training, workshops and examination sittings for water and waste operators.

The Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board "is responsible for certifying water and wastewater operators within the province of Saskatchewan." Along with accepting certification applications and renewals , the OCB provides a search for certified operators of provincially regulated systems.

Other available documents:

Forms

  • Annual Notification to Consumers: Guidelines for Compliance (City and Town forms) (EPB 236)
  • Applications
    • Permit to Construct, Extend or Alter Existing Works pdf  Word  (EPB 200)
    • Permit to Construct and/or Operate a Sewage Works - Mechanical pdf  Word  (EPB 268A)
    • Permit to Construct and/or Operate a Sewage Works - Lagoon pdf  Word  (EPB 268B)
    • Permit to Construct and/or Operate a Waterworks pdf  Word  (EPB 226)
    • Permit to Operate Hygienic Use Waterworks pdf This link is to a PDF file. Word  (EPB 279)
  • Code Notification Forms
    • Sewage Main Notification - Fillable pdf  (CSB 14005)
    • Water Main Notification - Fillable pdf  (CSB 25002)
  • Emergency/Upset Contact Poster This link is to a PDF file. (EPB 365) 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)

National Wastewater Initiatives and Federal Regulations

  • Canada-wide Strategy for the Management of Municipal Wastewater Effluent (CCME-MWWE): Consultation materials on the draft strategy is now available for review and comment.
  • Biosolids (CCME): Strategy on management, beneficial use, policies and best management practices.
  • Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (WSER): Canada's first national standards for wastewater treatment.
  • Guides and Suppliers

    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.

    Forms

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