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, S0A 0L0
  • Phone: 306-563-5184
  • Email:
  • Fax: 306-563-5005

2018 Annual Financial Statement and Overview

  • 2018 Operating Revenues $289,802
  • 2018 Operating Expenditures $267,025
  • 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:      289,802 / 267,025 + 0 = 1.085


An accrual accounting system of asset depreciation and deferred revenues is used for the Canora Rural Public Utility Board, which does not allow for the establishment of "reserves". On the 2018 Audited Financial Statement, the Depreciated Capital Assets total $3,648,212 and the Deferred Revenues total $4,195,666. In other words, the overall capital revenues continue to be greater than the capital expenditures.

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 towards the capital replacement program in future years.

Water rates in effect as of January 1, 2018:

Permanent subscribers

  • Service charge: $35.00 per month
  • Usage charge: $2.37 per cubic meter

Seasonal Subscribers

  • Service charge: $260.00 annually
  • Usage charge: $2.37 per cubic meter

Subscriber Connection and Disconnection 

Water Connection/Disconnection Form

  • The top portion of the form (Water Connection) is required to be filled out along with a $50.00 Connection Fee for change of ownerships or new owners.
  • The bottom portion of the form (Water Disconnection) is required to be filled out if you have sold your property.

Please note that the Canora Rural Public Utility Board is unable to change the customer information on an Utility account unless the Disconnection portion was filled out on the from the previous owner and the new owner fills out the Connection portion of the form. (Note: The Connection and Disconnection portions of the form may be filled out and submitted separately.)

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 2018

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 2018. This report was completed on January 22, 2019.