In 2015, in response to the slope failure in the Nutana Slope area, City Council approved the continued monitoring and reporting on slope activity. Since that time, the City Administration and its consultants continue to monitor the riverbank of the South Saskatchewan River with a focus on maintaining public safety. City Administration also began reviewing options for regulations to support safe and sustainable development on riverbank properties.
The City of Saskatoon is proposing new regulations for development on properties adjacent to the South Saskatchewan River. Impacted landowners and key stakeholders are invited to information sessions to obtain details.
Engagement on the proposed Riverbank Development Regulations will gather input from impacted residential and commercial landowners, as well as key stakeholder groups in advance of submission to City Council.
Many residents and businesses in low lying, older areas have been devastated multiple times by flooding where the storm water system does not have the capacity to adequately manage flash flooding. Streets in these higher-risk flood areas were not designed to convey storm water like they are now in newer neighbourhoods.
The City of Saskatoon is upgrading the storm water system to improve flood protection to residential and business properties near the 1st Street/ Dufferin Avenue and Taylor Street/ Broadway Avenue intersections. This will impact the multi-purpose sport field at W.W. Ashely District Park and some local roads during construction.
Coming soon to the area:
new underground pipe system will drain water more quickly from the streets
(construction in 2020).
new storm water dry pond will be constructed in the W.W. Ashley District Park
sport field to temporarily hold rain water during a major storm (construction
sport field at Aden Bowman Collegiate will be reconstructed with a full-size
soccer field to allow for uninterrupted student and community access to sports
programming (construction in 2019).
angle parking will be considered on Albert Avenue from 1st Street E to 2nd
Saskatoon’s water supply is one of the
safest in the world. Test results are
reported to the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency as part of the City’s Permit
Saskatoon’s water supply is virtually
lead-free. The lead level content in the
City’s drinking water when it enters the water distribution system is 100 times
lower than the Health Canada limit. Health
Canada recently updated its directive for exposure to lead and advises that
people should not be exposed to lead, as it can cause adverse health effects
even at very low levels and recommends reducing lead exposure as much as
Treated City water flows from the Water Treatment Plant to water mains (or pipes) located underground throughout the City. Water enters individual properties through a water service connection. If your home was built before 1950 there could be lead within its plumbing system. As a precaution, homeowners and occupants should be aware of how to reduce the risk of lead exposure from drinking water.