SASKATOON — The City of Saskatoon is joining the country in celebrating Canada Water Week which runs for the week of March 21 to 27. Canada Water Week is a national celebration of water that is held annually to coincide with World Water Day on March 22.
“Saskatoon has a lot to celebrate and be proud of when it comes to our water. Not only does our city have one of the highest quality water supplies in North America, but right now we have several projects in motion to ensure we continue to deliver a high quality and safe drinking water product,” said Saskatoon Water Interim Director Pam Hamoline.
During Canada Water Week, the city is featuring some of those initiatives in a social media campaign, such as the new McOrmond Drive Reservoir and Pump Station, Transfer Pumping and Electrical Upgrades and Spadina Lift Station projects, while also educating about our water source and how it gets into and out our homes.
“Every day, we turn on our taps and flush our toilets without always thinking about where the water is coming from, how it reaches our homes and what happens to it when we’re done with it,” said Hamoline.
The theme for World Water Day on Tuesday, March 22 is Groundwater. While Saskatoon’s drinking water is sourced from the South Saskatchewan River, Hamoline said protecting this important underground water resource is vital.
“What we as residents do above ground, matters underground. For example, we should be mindful of what we put on our lawns and gardens and what may be draining down the city’s storm sewers,” added Hamoline.
Keep an eye on the City of Saskatoon’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media pages this week to learn more about Saskatoon’s water system, our groundwater resource, and some of the big water and wastewater projects underway.