Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency continues its work to advance key distribution and infrastructure projects that ensure sustainable and reliable water supplies for all residents. A release from the WSA indicates it will be forwarding more than 60 key water infrastructure projects in 2024-25.

"Water infrastructure is a major priority for our government, as it supports and provides water for domestic, industrial, recreational and agricultural purposes," Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency David Marit said. "Our water management structures are vital to help us meet increasing water demands for a growing province." 

Six major projects are set to see an injection of nearly $17 million out of the $42 million budgeted. They include: 

  • Craven Dam: Fishway bulkheads and lifting system  

  • Buffalo Pound Dam: Emergency spillway upgrades 

  • East Side Pumpstation (Lake Diefenbaker): Substation upgrades 

  • Gardiner Dam: Public safety and operator safety upgrades (considered two projects) 

  • Moosomin Dam: Spillway Upgrades 

“SUMA and the cities, towns, villages, resort villages and northern municipalities that we represent, appreciate WSA's investment in upgrading water infrastructure,” SUMA President Randy Goulden said. “These structures are crucial to ensuring that our communities can enjoy a sustainable supply of water, especially during times of drought.”  

WSA owns and operates 72 dams and control structures and a network of canals and conveyance channels across the province.