Rural Water & Sewer

The RM of Edenwold and other not-for-profit organisations manage several programs that benefit rural residents in relation to water and sewer.

Potable Water Fill Station

The RM manages a potable water fill station at 11 Percival Drive in Emerald Park. Water rates are $3.75 per cubic metre (220 gallons). Payment can be made at the station by credit card, or by pre-paid account. If you would like to set up a pre-paid account, please contact the RM office.

The potable water fill station is regulated by Bylaw No. 2019-31. If you have any questions about this bylaw, please contact the RM Office at (306) 771-2522 or by email at info@edenwold-sk.ca

Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program

The Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) is a program offered by the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP). This program provides funding for several different types of agricultural-related water projects. This includes:

  • Digging new water wells for agricultural use
  • Expanding or digging new dugouts
  • Constructing water pipelines, and
  • Decommissioning abandoned or unused water wells

Funding is available to agriculture producers and residents, First Nations, urban homeowners with wells, and agri-businesses.

Dugouts, Pipelines, and Well Rebates

For more information on FRWIP for Dugouts, Pipelines, and Wells, please click the link below, contact the provincial Agricultural Knowledge Centre at (866)-457-2377, or visit the FRWIP website.

FRWIP for Dugouts, Pipelines, and Well Rebate Information

Well Decommissioning

If you are a landowner in the RM who has an abandoned or unused water well on your property, the RM can apply for funding on your behalf. FRWIP will cover up to 90% of all eligible costs for the decommissioning of water wells within the municipality.

For more information on FRWIP for funding for decommissioning of water wells, please contact the RM's Planning & Development Department at (306)-347-2975, or submit an application form to rossz@edenwold-sk.ca

FRWIP Well Decommissioning Pre-Approval Application

There are several reasons why abandoned and unused wells should be decommissioned. All water wells provide a direct pathway from the surface to the aquifer. When a well is no longer in use or is not being properly maintained, rodents, snakes, and other debris may fall in and cause groundwater contamination. Abandoned and unused wells are also a safety concern for people and animals. 

Rural Drinking Water

The RM provides drinking water analysis test kits for residents on private well systems. While the test kits are free, you will have to pay for any laboratory fees (depending on the type of analysis).