Drinking Water Quality and Compliance Annual Water Results

POSTED: 2016-03-08 11:49:54

Drinking Water Quality and Compliance
Annual Notice to Consumers
Town of Moosomin
Saskatchewan Water Security Agency 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 Moosomin’s water quality and sample submission compliance record
for the 2015 time period. This report was completed on February 19th, 2016. Readers should refer to Environment’s Municipal Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Guidelines, November 2002, EPB 202 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:

Water Quality Standards
Bacteriological Quality
Regular Samples Regular Samples # of Positive Regular
Parameter/Location Limit Required Submitted Submitted(Percentage)

Total Coliform and 0 Organisms/100 mg/L 52 52 0
Background Bacteria Less than 200 Organisms/100 ml

Water Disinfection
Chlorine Residual in Distribution System for Test Results Submitted with Bacteriological Samples
Minimum Free Chlorine Total Chlorine # Tests # Tests # Adequate
Parameter Limit (mg/L) Residual Range Residual Range Required Submitted Chlorine(Percentage)

Chlorine 0.1 mg/L free OR
Residual 0.5 mg/L total 0.47 - 1.09 0.66 - 1.30 52 52 52(100%)

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

Parameter Limit (mg/L) Test Level Range #Tests Performed #Tests Not Meeting Requirements
Free Chlorine at least 0.1 0.86 – 1.27 365 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
Limit Test Level #Tests Not Meeting Maximum #Tests #Tests
Parameter (NTU) Range Requirements Turbidity (NTU) Required Performed (2X daily)

Turbidity 1.00 0.13 – .47NTU 0 .47 730 730

The last sample for General Chemical, and the Chemical Health & Toxicity analysis, was per report of
February 8th, 2016.

More information on water quality and sample submission performance may be obtained from:
Town of Moosomin Phone: (306) 435-2988
Box 730 Fax: (306) 435-3343
Moosomin, Sask.
S0G 3N0