Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

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For Operators

Water and Wastewater

The Drinking Water Information Binder provides information to operators of water and wastewater treatment plants in Saskatchewan. Factsheets are developed to inform waterworks owners, managers and operators about provincial regulation of planning, building and operating a waterworks.

New and existing waterworks and sewage works must be under the direction of a certified operator. Under The Environmental Management Protection Act, 2010, 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 as found in the Operator Certification Program and the Regional/Contract Operator Program. After July 15, 2005, insurance firms may no longer provide liability coverage to facilities without a certified operator. A number of agencies provide training, workshops and examination sittings for water and waste operators.

The Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board (OCB) 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.

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