The RM of Edenwold and other not-for-profit organisations manage several programs that benefit rural residents who are not connected to municipal water or 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 pre-paid account. If you would like to set up a pre-paid account, please contact the RM office at (306) 771-2522 or by email at email@example.com.
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
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.
FRWIP Well Decommissioning Pre-Approval Application
For more information on FRWIP funding for decommissioning water wells, please contact the RM's Planning & Development Department at 306-347-2975 or submit an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are several reasons why property owners should decommission abandoned or unused wells. All water wells provide a direct pathway from the surface to the aquifer. When a well is no longer in use or is not 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). To pick up a kit, please stop by the RM Office at 100 Hutchence Road, Emerald Park SK, S4L 1C6.