Weyburn’s water comes from Nickle Lake to the Water Treatment Plant where it goes through a series of treatments and is run through the filtration system before ultimately being sent to the distribution system.
The City has 3 cast in place concrete below ground potable water storage reservoirs with a total capacity of 20 million litres. In 2019, the City added a 13 million reservoir adjacent to the existing 5 million liter storage reservoir distribution system west of the water plant. The First Avenue reservoir has a capacity of 2.2 million liters and is located in the City’s northwest.
To ensure the standard of our water, tests are performed four times a week. Samples are also sent to a third part lab for their verification. There are quarterly and annual reports required by the government; and Weyburn water exceeds the required standards.
The Water Treatment Plant is located at 60 – 16th St. NE.
Anyone interested in taking a tour of the Water Treatment Plant to see how water is processed for safe drinking can arrange to do so by contacting the Superintendent at (306) 848-3284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water conservation does not mean that you have to give up convenience or comfort. Reducing water loss, waste, or use in and around your home will result in immediate and long term savings!
Please read the Mandatory Water Conservation Fact Sheet for more information on the bylaw.
Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA)
A PDWA is issued due to a prolonged distribution system depressurization at the Water Treatment Plant.
Drinking water supply cannot be ensured at all times and therefore, pursuant to clause 32(1)(b) of The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002, consumers are advised to:
(a) Boil all water, used for drinking purposes , for at least 1 minute, prior to use;
(b) Boil water to be used for other activities where it may be ingested;
i. Brushing teeth or soaking false teeth
ii. Washing fruits or vegetables
iii. Food or drink which will not be subsequently heated
iv. Ice cubes
(c) Not drink from any public drinking fountains supplied with water from the public water supply;
(d) Under most circumstances, not need to boil water used for other household purposes. People may use the water for washing and bathing, but should avoid swallowing the water.
Hand washed dishes should be washed with a small amount of bleach added to the dish water (10ml bleach per litre of water) to ensure proper disinfection. Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine.
(e) Use an alternative water source known to be safe, if they do not wish to boil the water.