Water & Sewer Services
The City of Melfort purchases high-quality potable water from the SaskWater Codette Lake regional water supply system. The primary responsibilities of the water and sewer division include potable water distribution, waste water collection and storm water management. City staff undertakes emergency repairs to the distribution and collection system as required, annual water main flushing and meter changes with programmed flushing for sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines.
- FAQ - Utilities: service connections, billing inquiries
- Sewage Works Control Bylaw
- Utility Bill Collection Policy
- Utility Pre-Authorized Payment Plan
- Utility E-billing Application Form
- Waterworks Bylaw
- Water Conservation - SaskWater
Sewer & Water Distribution Inquiries: (306) 752-5911 - City Hall
Water Supply Inquiries: (306) 752-6175 - SaskWater Treatment Plant
The Cities Regulations, Sections 22.1 to 22.6, require the following information to be reported to the public as part of the provincial government’s safe drinking water strategy. This information is to help water consumers understand the financial status of their municipal waterworks system and the need for municipalities to establish waterworks rates that cover waterworks costs, including capital costs, and to have capital plans in place that ensure safe drinking water.
Water Rates are detailed in Schedule "A" of the City of Melfort Waterworks Bylaw.
The financial statement includes the following documents related to the City of Melfort utility operation:
- consolidated statement of financial activities
- statement of general utility fund equity in funded reserves
- schedule of water and sewer utility operating fund
- schedule of capital operations
- schedule of reserves (utility fund)
Ratio of revenues compared to expenditures and debt payments - 2017:
|Expenses + Debt Payments:||$1,825,165+ $0.00|
|Ratio:||= 1.33 : 1|
In 2017, waterworks revenues covered 133% of the waterworks expenditures
- Expenditures do not include amortization of $536,367
- Transfer to Capital Reserves: $350,500
- Transfer to Fleet Replacement: $90,360
- Utility budget surplus funds generated from the gallonage charge are allocated to the Utility Water Rate Stabilization Reserve. Surplus funds resulting from the basic service fee charge are allocated to the utility capital budget.
- Water Advisories, Warnings and Information: www.saskh2o.ca/
- Boil Water Advisory Instructions
- Waterworks System Assessment Report - January 2006
- Sask Water - Water Supply Contract - September 1991
- Sask Water - Water Supply Contract Amending Agreement - January 2000
- Codette Lake Regional System - Drinking Water Quality and Compliance - 2016
- City of Melfort - Drinking Water Quality and Compliance
- The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment requires that at least once each year waterworks owners provide notification of the quality of water produced and supplies as well as information on the performance of the Water Distribution System in submitting samples as required. Please be advised that this information is available to the public for review at City Hall, at all times.