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Residential Services

Water

Shields now has a fully operational potable water system; the system is under the control of our certified water operators.  Our irrigation system operates from mid May until mid October; this is a raw water system for yard watering and golf course irrigation.  A truck fill station is located at the pumphouse.Fire hydrants are located throughout the Village as per the engineered distribution system plan. Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment requires that at least once each year waterworks owners provide notification to consumers of the quality of water produced and supplied as well as information on the performance of the waterworks in submitting samples as required by a Minister’s Order or Permit to Operate a waterworks.

Rates and flat rate:
$300/ basic charge for water = billed $75/quarter; plus $6.00 to $6.30 per cubic meter for consumption.

2017 Water Rates

The Resort Village of Shields has been advised that the Dundurn Rural Water Utility will receive a rate increase which they will be passing on to the Resort Village of Shields.

Please be advised that effective January 1, 2017 the rate for water consumption will increase from $6.00 per cubic meter to $6.30 per cubic meter.

Water Invoice Policy

Going forward as per Bylaw #8/2016, the municipality of Shields will only supply water and other utility services to the registered owners of a property. 

All existing renters who have had the utility billing transferred into their names will continue to be billed until such time as the renter ceases to be a customer.

Bylaw/resolution - Water and Sewage

Amended Bylaw

The Bylaw to Regulate and Control the Use & Consumption of Water has been amended to provide for an additional charge if your curb stop needs to be shut off and it is not easily accessible.

The new charges will be:

  • request for water on/off – $10
  • request for meter removal/install if other than a seasonal installation – $25
  • if the location of the curb stop is not easily detected, a minimum $50 fee will apply + an additional $50/hour of time expended to locate same.

It is very important that your curb stop is easy to locate.  Please mark it to avoid a delay if your water needs to be shut off. There have been instances where the outside shut off was required to prevent flooding.

Seasonal Water System

This notice contains important information regarding our seasonal water system.  (See PDF)

Water Quality

The following is a summary of the water quality and sample submission compliance record for the Resort Village of Shields.  Please click on the link below to view the report: