Canora Rural Public Utility Board (CRPUB) 

NOTICE - Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory - LIFTED

Please note that the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory for the Rama Rural water subscribers, Village of Rama, and Buchanan Rural water subscribers has been lifted effective Monday, October 19, 2020.

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

NEW - Important Billing Changes (Effective: January 1, 2020)

  1. Billings will be issued on the first of the month. (Utility bills will continue to be bi-monthly billings.)
  2. Payments are now due within 30 days of the billing date. (By the end of the month of billing.)
  3. Interest rates have been increased to 2% per month on all overdue accounts.

Methods of Payment

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Debit
  • Internet/Telephone Banking through: Bank of Montreal (BMO), CIBC, Credit Union, Manulife, ScotiaBank, and Telpay.
  • E-Transfer (Email transfer): Can be sent to from any financial institution. When sending an E-Transfer the answer to the security question must be submitted in a separate email PRIOR to the E-Transfer being sent. Please ensure payment is made to the Canora Rural Public Utility Board (CRPUB). Payments to any other organization (R.M. of Good Lake) will not be accepted. Please note that if you do not email the EXACT answer to your security question, we may not be able to accept your payment.

2019 Annual Financial Statement and Overview

  • 2019 Operating Revenues $94,410
  • 2019 Operating Expenditures $271,637
  • 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: 294,410 / 271,637 + 0 = 1.084


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 2019 Audited Financial Statement, the Depreciated Capital Assets total $3,667,192 and the Deferred Revenues total $4,164,355. 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, 2019:

Permanent Subscribers

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

Seasonal Subscribers

  • Service Charge: $260.00 annually
  • Srevice Charge: $50.00 per RV campsite 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 2019

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 2019. This report was completed on April 24, 2020.