|Water Services - Water Testing|
Approved Analytical Methodologies
Water Security Agency has approved the Standard Method
2320 B for Bicarbonate and Carbonate Concentration determination for
Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant Laboratory. Copy of the
approved method is referenced in Standard Methods for the
Examination of Water & Wastewater, 21st Edition, 2005.
Alternatively, Water Security Agency may be contacted for a copy.
Drinking Water: Testing Privately Owned Systems
Drinking water can be tested by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (formerly called
the Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory) in Regina.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has information
on the importance of water quality monitoring and how rural residents can
get their water tested.
The laboratory performs a wide range of chemical, bacteriological and physical tests on water. The
upon the type and number of tests being performed. If you require water tested for total coliform bacterial and
nitrate, you must use a special sterilized bottle available from both RM and public health offices throughout
The Analytical Laboratories provides analytical testing of domestic
drinking water from ground and surface water sources to measure levels of bacteria, nitrates, minerals and heavy metals.
Accredited laboratories in Saskatchewan.
Information on drinking water and wastewater sample submission.
Quick Fact: Water uses and consumption: toilet flush - 15-20L; shower (10 min.) - 100L; tub bath - 60L; automatic dishwashing - 40L; dishwashing by hand - 35L; hand washing - 8L (with tap running); brushing teeth - 10L (with tap running); outdoor watering - 35L/min; washing machine - 225L.