The Haubrich Water Treatment Facility works continuously to ensure that citizens of Kindersley are provided with clean, potable drinking water through a safe and reliable water distribution system.
The facility operates with a conventional water treatment plant through which particulate matter is removed from the raw water before it is processed through several gravity-fed, dual media filters before being discharged into the main distribution system for use and consumption.
Daily, weekly, and quarterly tests are conducted to maintain health and aesthetic objectives, according to Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines.
Potable water production currently ranges from 350,000 gallons to 900,000 gallons. Operators are all certified according to the Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Board of Saskatchewan.
Kindersley Water Treatment Documentation:
Annual Water Review
The following is information on the Town of Kindersley’s waterworks, as required by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Finance of the Government of Saskatchewan.
2019 Waterworks Financial Overview:
• Total waterworks revenues (R): $6,740,522
• Total waterworks expenditures (E) including interest paid on waterworks infrastructure loans: $7,689,966
• Total debt payments on waterworks infrastructure loans (D): $926,556
For 2019, waterworks revenues covered 79 percent of the waterworks expenditures and the remaining expenditures were taken from the Utilities Reserves.
The following additional information is available at the Town of Kindersley Administration Office:
• Capital plans in place and related sources of funding for water projects
• 2019 financial overview of the waterworks
• Waterworks reserves
Water Tower and Water West Project
The Water West Project completed in 2013 saw an expansion in the capacity by increasing the size of the line from 8” to 12” for a portion from the river through the river hills, and adding a third supply pump. A new pump house at Snipe Lake combined with some increased size on the Kin-dersley line has increased the amount of water available to Kindersley. The original system had an open reservoir at Snipe Lake but now that is enclosed, resulting in a higher quality of water going to Eston and Kindersley.
Kindersley’s new water was erected in Baker Park in late 2009, dramatically increasing the water supply available to Kindersley residents, businesses, and industry within the community and surrounding area. The water tower holds 726,000 imperial gallons (3,300 cubic metres) of water. It is 39.2 metres (128.5 ft) tall with 3.6 metres (12 ft) of tower under the surface.
The location of the water tower was selected based on the amount of water pressure available. Water flows to and from the tower on a regular basis.
The water tower’s main benefit is in easing demand at the water treatment plant on high-usage days. On such a day, approximately one million gallons of water is used within the Town of Kindersley.
Backwash Waste Water Reservoir
The multi-award winning Kindersley Waste Water Project is the result of an innovative municipal and private sector partnership to generate new revenue from semi-treated backwash water and to address the increasing demand for water by businesses within the Kindersley industrial sector. The Waste Water Project allows for diminished strain on Kindersley’s water treatment infrastructure, greater environmental stewardship of a priority natural resource, and municipal ownership and management of the waste water infrastructure after a period of five years, all at no additional cost to taxpayers. In addition, the project supports the sustainability of oil and gas operations in the Kindersley region with less negative impact to water resources.
Regular maintenance of Kindersley water treatment filtration system requires that the filters be cleaned at least twice daily. ‘Backwashing’ is the process of running treated water back through the filters and system to rinse out any particles that may have accumulated through regular usage. This water is expelled from the Water Treatment Plant into a natural creek, amounting to about 400 to 500 cubic meters per day. This creek will now feeds into the new Waste Water Reservoir constructed by Holland’s Hot Oiling.
In 2013, the Town of Kindersley issued a Request for Proposals from interested and qualified companies to form a partnership with the Town to access and utilize the wastewater that is discharged from the Kindersley Water Treatment Plant. Local company Holland’s Hot Oiling Ltd. was awarded the project and successfully completed construction of a new reservoir in July 2014 where the semi-treated backwash water will now be retained after being discharged from the plant. Once in operation, this water can be sold to industrial customers, thereby reducing the amount of consumption from the treated water supply used by residents and other commercial customers. Holland’s paid the full construction cost for this infrastructure, and by agreement with the Town, will split revenues from the water sales with the Town
Water Vending Station
For high volume commercial and industrial water consumers, the Town of Kindersley operates a treated water vending station in the Kindersley Industrial Area, located at 720 7th Avenue West. The station requires users to have an account and Personal Identification Number (PIN).
To establish a new Water Exchange vending account or login to your existing account, click here.