Public Notice for Rural Users on the Dufferin Water Association Pipeline:
Buffalo Pound Potable Water Supply System
Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory
November 27, 2015
Attention: Buffalo Pound Potable Water Supply System (North and West) Customers
SaskWater has been advised that the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant will be affected by a planned power outage on November 30th, 2015. As a result of this power outage, SaskWater customers on the Buffalo Pound West and North potable systems will experience an estimated 6 hour service disruption between 8:00am and 2:00pm on November 30th. SaskWater’s East potable customers also may see a slight reduction in pressure during this period.
Customers on the North and West pipelines should also note that due to the resulting system depressurization it is expected that the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency will be issuing a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) on these systems effective 8:00am Monday morning. Once the associated sampling protocol has been completed ensuring the quality of the water was not adversely affected due to the depressurization, SaskWater will notify its affected customers that the PDWA has been rescinded at that time.
Please note that the Villages of Tuxford, Marquis, Bethune, Disley, and the Qu’Appelle Valley Water Users Assoc. are exempt from this PDWA.
Should the scheduled outage timelines change due to weather conditions or supply restrictions, SaskWater will notify its customers at that time. Any questions regarding this service interruption and associated PDWA should be directed to:
SaskWater Customer Service at 1-888-230-1111
(Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm)
Winter Weight allowances will be delayed to December 15, 2015 as temperatures continue to be warmer than usual. During this time, provincial highways are continuously monitored and winter weights will be allowed as soon as highways can handle the weight without risk of undue road damage.
While the Ministry is conscious of the cost savings for allowing heavier weights on the secondary highway network, it is equally important to ensure that roadbeds are sufficiently frozen to support the additional weight and to avoid potential damage.
You can find the latest road restriction orders and related information online at www.highways.gov.sk.ca/restrictions/ or by calling the Highway Hotline as follows: Regina and area at 306-787-7623; Saskatoon and area at 306-933-8333; across Canada at 1-888-335-7623; and on the SaskTel Cellular Network at *ROAD.
In addition, technical and regulatory information is available from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inquiry Line at 1-866-933-5290 in province or 306-933-5290 outside of province. The line operates weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except statutory holidays.
News Release regarding controlled burn fire dispatch services for rural residents of RM of
Dufferin 190 only. Click on the following link;
The Help International Shelterbelt Tree Program is available for spring planting 2016.
Please click on the following link for information and an application about the program.
Resorts of Valleyview, Highwood Beach , Kedleston Beach & Marion Heights
Please be advised that due to the road conditions from the recent rains,
the waste disposal bins at the resort communities were not emptied on
Monday November 2nd, 2015.
They are scheduled for pick-up on Monday November 9th, 2015.
We regret the inconvenience.