Water and Waste Water

The Water Treatment / Waste Water Treatment Distribution Division is mandated to treat and pump all the potable water required by the City consumers as well as the consumers in the RM of Estevan who are tied into the distribution system. The quantity of water is dictated by demand and the quality is governed by the Permit to operate a water works. This Division also looks after the three Storage Reservoirs for potable water and is responsible to ensure the water quality is meeting both provincial regulations and the requirements set out in our Quality Control/ Quality Assurance (QA/QC) document. The WT/WWT Division receives all the sanitary wastes collected in the sewer system and Septage receiving station, and responsible for the treatment and storage of the effluent collected by the City and surrounding area. This division ensures all underground assets are functioning correctly. Lift station maintenance and water main break repair is dealt with by this division.

Shane Bucsis
Water Services Manager
(306) 634 – 1800

Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

The City of Estevan marked the official completion of construction of the first phase of a $9.4-million upgrade to its water treatment system, an ongoing project funded in part by the federal and provincial governments that will help safeguard the environment and improve the community’s quality of life.

Construction on the first phase began in June 2017 and focused on the residuals management portion of the project. Work included building settling ponds to store the residuals and the by-product generated by the water treatment plant to help protect the Souris River watershed. This first phase began operations on Friday, November 24, 2017.

Planning and design work is currently under way on the next two phases of the project. The second phase will see about a 13-km-long pipeline built to move water from the Rafferty Reservoir to the Estevan Water Treatment Plant, while the third phase will involve construction of a water intake and pump house. Construction on these final two phases is targeted to begin in 2018. The entire project is expected to be completed by 2020.

Through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects program, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are each contributing up to $3.1 million toward the Estevan Water Treatment System Upgrades Project. The City of Estevan will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project, which has a total eligible cost of $9.4 million.

Phase One Settling Ponds

Phase One Settling Ponds