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.