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RM of Good Lake #274
401 Main Street, Canora
Box 896
Canora SK S0A 0L0
Phone (306) 563-5244
Fax (306) 563-5005
Email the RM office

Canora Rural Public Utility Board (CRPUB)

The Canora Rural Public Utility Board is composed of members from the Rural Municipalities of Good Lake, Buchanan, Keys, Invermay and Sliding Hills.

The Public Utility Board is a self sustaining, not-for-profit entity that has constructed and is maintaining a water system on a long term basis. The initial water pipeline was constructed in 2001 and 2002. We currently have rural water pipelines in the Buchanan, Canora, Rama, Mikado and Good Spirit Lake areas serving over 300 residences and cottages as well as the Village of Rama, the Village of Buchanan and the Hamlet of Mikado. Treated water is purchased from the Town of Canora.

For more information:

  • Canora Rural Public Utility Board
  • Box 898
  • Canora, SK SOA OLO
  • Phone 306-563-5184
  • Email rm274@sasktel.net
  • Fax 306-563-5005

2016 Annual Financial Statement and Overview

Click to view the 2016 annual financial statement
  • 2016 Operating Revenues $254,414
  • 2016 Operating Expenditures $246,748
  • Total debt payments on waterworks infrastructure loans: zero
  • Comparison of waterworks revenues to expenditures plus debt payments, expressed as a ratio as required by provincial law: 254,414 / 246,748 + 0 = 1.03

For 2016, waterworks revenues covered 100% of the waterworks expenditures.


An accrual accounting system of asset depreciation and deferred revenues is used for CRPUB, which does not allow for the establishment of "reserves". On CRPUB's 2016 Audited Financial Statement, our depreciated capital assets total $3,675,140 and our Deferred Revenues total $4,149,197. In other words, CRPUB's overall capital revenues continue to be greater than the capital expenditures.

New subscriptions at the resorts are done at a premium of actual cost, allowing deferred revenues to climb above the costs, to create a "reserve" of sorts.

Waterworks Rate Policy

  • To have operating revenues that cover 100% of the operating expenditures;
  • To have water rates that provide for a reasonable operating surplus that can be used for emergency repairs and possibly towards the capital replacement program in the future.

Water rates in effect as of May 2014

Permanent subscribers:

  • Service charge: $35 per month
  • Usage charge: $2.18 per cubic meter

Seasonal subscribers:

  • Service charge: $260 per annum
  • Usage charge: $2.18 per cubic meter

Waterworks Capital Investment Strategy

  • To subscribe new customers at a premium, and to use the excess revenues to build reserves for capital upgrades such as pumps and control panels and future pipeline and pumphouse replacement or expansion;
  • CRPUB's audited financial statements show our Deferred Revenues are greater than our Capital Assets. This means that CRPUB's capital revenues are greater than our capital expenditures, and that the Utility Board has been successfully building a "reserve" towards future capital upgrades and future pipeline replacement.

Canora Rural Public Utility Board
Drinking Water Quality and Compliance 2016

Saskatchewan 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 Permit to Operate a Waterworks.

Click here to view, print or download the summary of the Canora Rural Public Utility Board's drinking water quality and sample submission compliance report for the year 2016. This report was completed on December 12, 2016.

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