Drinking Water Quality and Compliance Annual Notice to Consumers

Drinking Water Quality and Compliance

Annual Notice to Consumers


The Water Security Agency and the 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.  The following is a summary of the Town of Burstall water quality and sample submission compliance record for the 2023 time period.  This report was completed on January 16th, 2024.  Readers should refer to Water Security Agency’s Municipal Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Guidelines, June 2015, EPB 502 for more information on minimum sample submission requirements and the meaning of type of sample.  Permit requirements for a specific waterworks may require more sampling than outlined in the department’s monitoring guidelines.  If consumers need more information on the nature and significance of specific water tests, for example, “what is the significance of Selenium in a water supply”, more detailed information is available from:  http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/index_e.html .

Water Quality Standards

Bacteriological Quality

Regular Samples   Regular Samples     # of Positive Regular

Parameter/Location              Limit                                       Required                Submitted                Submitted (%)

Total Coliform                      0 Organisms/100 mL          _____24_______ _____26_______  ___  __0___________

E.coli                                      0 Organisms/100 mL            _____24_______ _____26________  _____0___________

Water Disinfection –

Chlorine Residual in Distribution System for Test Results Submitted with Bacteriological Samples

                        Minimum                   Total Chlorine         Free Chlorine      # Tests      # Tests              # Adequate

Parameter    Limit                           Residual Range      Residual Range  Required   Submitted         Chlorine (%)

Chlorine        0.1 mg/L free OR

Residual        0.5 mg/L total            __.69 – 1.44___       __.50 – 1.20____         __24__      __26___            ___100%_____


Water Disinfection – Free Chlorine Residual for Water Entering Distribution System from Waterworks Records-From Water Treatment Plant Records

                                                                                                          Test Level              # Tests                # Tests Not Meeting

Parameter                                  Limit (mg/L)                           Range                     Performed          Requirements

Free Chlorine Residual                   at least 0.1                                   _.43– 1.46____      _365__               __0______


A minimum of 0.1 milligrams per litre (mg/L) free chlorine residual is required for water entering the distribution system.  Tests are normally performed on a daily basis by the waterworks operator and are to be recorded in operation records.  This data includes the number of free chlorine residual tests performed, the overall range of free chlorine residual (highest and lowest recorded values) and the number of tests and percentage of results not meeting the minimum requirement of 0.1 mg/L free chlorine residual.

Turbidity – From Water Treatment Plant Records

Parameter        Limit                   Test Level    # Tests Not Meeting      Maximum             # Tests           # Tests                                                        

                            (NTU)                   Range                  Requirements           Turbidity (NTU)   Required        Performed                           

Turbidity            __1.0__             __.06 – .30__                    0                             __.30                           __365_____          365    

Chemical – Health Category

All waterworks serving less than 5000 persons are required to submit water samples for SE’s Chemical Health category once every 2 years.  The Chemical Health category includes analysis for arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, chromium, fluoride, lead, nitrate, selenium and uranium.

The last sample for Chemical Health analysis was submitted on March 15, 2023.   Sample results indicated that the provincial drinking water quality standards were not exceeded

Limit                 Limit                           Sample  

Parameter        MAC(mg/L)    IMAC (mg/L)           Result(s)         

Arsenic                  0.010                                                          .00020_

Barium                   1.0                                                              .0682___

Boron                                                 5.0                                  _0.1   ___

Cadmium              0.005                                                          _.00015__

Chromium             0.05                                                            _.00019__

Fluoride (avg*)     1.5                                                              _.17        _

Lead                       0.01                                                            _.000010__

Nitrate (avg.*)       45.0                                                            _.9     ___

Seleniuum            0.01                                                            _.00113___

Uranium                0.02                                                          _.0013___


General Chemical

     Aesthetic                              Sample Results 

Parameter            Objectives * (mg/L)            (average)

Alkalinity                            500                                         __184_____

Bicarbonate                        No Objective                         __224______

Calcium                              No Objective                         __50  ______

Carbonate                          No Objective                         __0    ______

Chloride                             250                                         __25.8 _____

Conductivity                      No Objective                         __614______

Hardness                           800                                         __199______

Magnesium                       200                                         __18  ______

PH                                     No Objective                         __8.2_______

Sodium                             300                                         __39________

Sulphate                           500                                         __102.7_____

Total dissolved

Solids                               1500                                    ___464______


All waterworks serving less than 5000 persons are required to submit water samples for SE’s General Chemical category once every two years if a ground water source and once per three months every second year if a surface water or blended surface/groundwater source.  The General Chemical category includes analysis for alkalinity, bicarbonate, calcium, carbonate, chloride, conductivity, hardness (as CaCO3), magnesium, sodium, sulphate and total dissolved solids.

The last sample for General Chemical analysis was required on 2023 and submitted on March 15, 2023. Sample results indicated that there were no exceedences of the provincial aesthetic objectives for the General Chemical category

*Objectives apply to certain characteristics of or substances found in water for human consumptive or hygienic use.  The presence of these substances will affect the acceptance of water by consumers and/or interfere with the practice of supplying good quality water.  Compliance with drinking water aesthetic objectives is not mandatory as these objectives are in the range where they do not constitute a health hazards.  The aesthetic objectives for several parameters (including hardness as CaCO3, magnesium, sodium and total dissolved solids) consider regional differences in drinking water sources and quality.

More information on water quality and sample submission performance may be obtained from:

Town of Burstall

Box 250, Burstall, Sask.  S0N 0H0

Telephone Number:  306-679-2000/ Facsimile Number:  306-679-2275

E-mail address:  [email protected]

Update to Service Disruption – Burstall Credit Union

The following is a message from Cypress Credit Union:

Update to Service Disruption – Burstall Branch

Update January 5, 2024

To our valued Burstall Members,

Thank you for your patience as we are working diligently with insurers and contractors to have services restored to the community as soon as possible. The Credit Union building will be fixed. We will provide an update when we know more, unfortunately we have no time frame.

Our staff will be happy to serve you from our Richmound Branch.  Virtual appointments are also an option for investment or lending services.

Please contact us at the phone numbers below. Or email [email protected].

December 18, 2023

Our Burstall Branch has extensive damage from a theft of the ATM machine on Sunday December 17, 2023.   We deployed several resources to get the building secured and are assessing the damage.  The branch will remain closed until it is determined safe for members and staff to be in the building.  No information or data was compromised; the computers and vault (cash and files) were not accessed.

Please contact us:

Toll free 1-877-353-6311 (to Maple Creek Branch)

Hours– Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Richmound Branch 306.669.2011

 Hours– Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, closed from 12pm to 1pm

Fox Valley Branch 306.666.2022

Hours– Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, closed from 12pm to 1pm

The Burstall Phone has been call forwarded to our Richmound Branch.  The Burstall staff will be working from the Richmound Branch; so you’ll see them there.

We are unable to give any details about the incident; as there is an investigation.

We are truly thankful that no one was hurt.  Our thoughts go to our team at Burstall Branch and the community members.




Carols By Candlelight – 2023

The Burstall & District Community Choir invite you to join them for the 2023 Carols By Candlelight:

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

7:00 p.m. – Burstall Community Centre

Sunday, December 10, 2023

7:00 p.m. – Burstall Hope Church

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

7:00 p.m. – Trinity Lutheran Church – Leader, Sask.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

7:00 p.m. – St. Mary’s R.C. Church – Fox Valley, Sk.

Monetary and Non-Perishable Food Items greatly appreciated for the Burstall & District Food Bank.

December 2023 -Council meeting date change


Notice in Accordance with The Municipalities Act section 123 (1), which governs the Town of Burstall

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE Town of Burstall has changed the Regular Meeting of Council to Monday, December 11th, 2023, in the Council Chambers at the Town of Burstall Office in Burstall, Saskatchewan commencing at 6:00 p.m. CST.

The following item will be discussed by council of the Town of Burstall at this meeting:
1. Council Indemnity

This notice is given to notify the public that a date change from Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 to Monday, December 11th, 2023 for the Council Meeting & discussion on Council Indemnity has been called.

Notice given by Lucein Stuebing, CAO

Dated November 14th, 2023

Lucein Stuebing – CAO