City of Saskatoon water reservoir expansion project completed

A project to expand Saskatoon's drinking water system is now finished.

Expansion project began in 2012

Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison and Saskatoon Eastview MLA Corey Tochor at the grand opening on Feb. 8, 2016. (Submitted by Government of Saskatchewan)

The City of Saskatoon Water Reservoir Expansion Project has been completed, increasing the water storage by millions of litres and costing various governments millions of dollars. 

Saskatoon Eastview MLA Corey Tochor will be joined by Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison to celebrate the completion.

The project began in April 2012. It includes new reservoirs at Avenue H and 42nd Street facilities, which increases the useable water storage capacity from 42.1 to 81.8 million litres.

With the Acadia Street Reservoir, the city can now store 113.2 million litres of useable water, according to the City of Saskatoon.

The project cost $77 million. Ottawa contributed $12 million, the province contributed $7 million and the City of Saskatoon contributed $58 million.