The RM of Edenwold and other not-for-profit organizations 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 13 Percival Drive in Emerald Park. Water rates are $3.86 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.
Abandoned and unused water wells are a safety concern for both people and the environment because they all provide a direct pathway from the surface to underground aquifers.
If you are a landowner within the R.M. of Edenwold who has an abandoned or unused water well on your property, the R.M. can apply for a rebate on your behalf. FRWIP will cover up to 90% of all eligible costs for the decommissioning of water wells within the Municipality. Invoices MUST be addressed to and sent to the R.M. of Edenwold after all the required documents have been processed.
Links for well decommissioning information and forms offered by the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) through the Government of Saskatchewan can be found below:
Well Decommissioning webpage
Water Security Agency Decommissioning Abandoned Water Wells Fact Sheet
Environmentally Sensitive Area Locator (Mapping Tool)
Well Decommissioning Worksheet
Calculation Sheet (To be Completed by Contracted Driller) Bored Well Decommissioning Calculation
Current List of Registered Drillers
PLEASE NOTE: If your well is not decommissioned appropriately, your project will be ineligible for funding.
Government of Saskatchewan
Phone Toll Free: 1-866-457-237
Water Security Agency
R.M. of Edenwold
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.