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Drinking Water Quality and Compliance
Town of Asquith-
2016 Annual Notice to Consumers
The Water Security Agency and the Ministry of 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 Minister’s Order or Permit to Operate a waterworks. The following is a summary of the Town of Asquith water quality and sample submission compliance record for the 2016 time period. This report was completed on January 25, 2017. Readers should refer to Water Security Agency’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: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/index_e.html .
Regular Samples Regular Samples # of Positive Regular
Total Coliform and 0 Organisms/100 mL ___52_____ ______52 __0%__
Background Bacteria Less than 200/100 mL
Water Disinfection –
Chlorine Residual in Distribution System for Test Results Submitted with Bacteriological Samples
Minimum Total Chlorine Free Chlorine # Tests # Tests # Adequate
Chlorine 0.1 mg/L free OR
Residual 0.5 mg/L total .62 –2.36 _ _..24 – 1.70___ 52__ _52___ ____100%_
Water Disinfection - Free Chlorine Residual for Water Entering Distribution System from Waterworks Records-From Water Treatment Plant Records
Test Level # Tests # Tests Not Meeting
Free Chlorine Residual at least 0.1 _.10 –1.93 __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
Parameter Limit Test Level # Tests Not Meeting Maximum # Tests # Tests # Tests
Turbidity __1.0__ _.02 – .8_ __0___ __.8____ __365____ ___365__ ____________
Chemical – Health Category
All waterworks serving less than 5000 persons are required to submit water samples for SE’s Chemical Health category once every 2 years. The Chemical Health category includes analysis for arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, chromium, fluoride, lead, nitrate, selenium and uranium.
The last sample for Chemical Health analysis was submitted on January 18, 2017. Sample results indicated that the provincial drinking water quality standards were not exceeded.
Limit Limit Sample # Samples
Arsenic 0.010 0.0002 mg/L ______________ * Results expressed
Barium 1.0 0.011 mg/L ________________ as average values
Boron 5.0 0.28 mg/L ________________ for communities or
Cadmium 0.005 0.00001 mg/L ________________ waterworks that
Chromium 0.05 <0.0005 mg/L ________________ fluoridate drinking
Fluoride (avg*) 1.5 0.18 mg/L ________________ water supplies or
Lead 0.01 0.0001 mg/L ________________ those with elevated
Nitrate (avg.*) 45.0 0.07 mg/L ________________ concentrations of
Selenium 0.01 <0.0001 mg/L ________________ fluoride or nitrates.
Uranium 0.02 0.0003 mg/L
Chemical – Trihalomethanes (THMs)
Parameter THMs Sample # Samples # Samples
Limit (mg/L) Result (average) Required Submitted
Trihalomethanes 0.1 _____________ 4 (1 every 3 months) ____________
Note: Only water supplies derived from surface water or groundwater under the influence of surface water are required to monitor for THMs. Waterworks using groundwater sources beyond the influence of surface water do not need to report THMs since sampling/analysis will not likely have been performed.
Aesthetic Sample Results # Samples # Samples
Alkalinity 500 364 mg/L 1 1
Bicarbonate No Objective 444 mg/L 1 1
Calcium No Objective 141 mg/L 1 1
Carbonate No Objective <1 mg/L
Chloride 250 32 mg/L 1 1
Conductivity No Objective 1440 us/cm 1 1
Hardness 800 611 mg/L 1 1
Magnesium 200 63 mg/L 1 1
PH No Objective 7.67 pH units 1 1
Sodium 300 97 mg/L 1 1
Sulphate 500 420 mg/L 1 1
Solids 1500 1030 mg/L 1 1
All waterworks serving less than 5000 persons are required to submit water samples for SE’s General Chemical category once every two years if a ground water source and once per three months every second year if a surface water or blended surface/groundwater source. The General Chemical category includes analysis for alkalinity, bicarbonate, calcium, carbonate, chloride, conductivity, hardness (as CaCO3), magnesium, sodium, sulphate and total dissolved solids.
The last sample for General Chemical analysis was required on 2017 and submitted on January 18, 2017. Sample results indicated that there were no exceedences of the provincial aesthetic objectives for the General Chemical category.
*Objectives apply to certain characteristics of or substances found in water for human consumptive or hygienic use. The presence of these substances will affect the acceptance of water by consumers and/or interfere with the practice of supplying good quality water. Compliance with drinking water aesthetic objectives is not mandatory as these objectives are in the range where they do not constitute a health hazards. The aesthetic objectives for several parameters (including hardness as CaCO3, magnesium, sodium and total dissolved solids) consider regional differences in drinking water sources and quality.
More information on water quality and sample submission performance may be obtained from:
Town of Asquith, Holly Cross C.A.O.
Box 160, Asquith, SK S0K 0J0
March 2008 EPB 236D
1. GARBAGE/RECYCLING - Curb side pickup is the town's method of garbage disposal (curb side bins). There is a $18.00/month per household charge for residential garbage pickup. This charge is added to the utility bill.
Pickup of carts containing bagged garbage/recycling is Thursday in the morning. The garbage is picked up one Thursday, the recycling the next Thursday. Please have bin at the curb by 7:00 am on that day. Place the cart with the wheels facing toward the curb. Please refrain from parking on the street on collection day, if there are vehicles on the street, place the container 3 feet from the vehicle.
If it is snowing on Thursday please move your empty cart from the street as soon as possible to facilitate snow removal.
The Town of Asquith encourages composting of your food waste materials (not meat or dairy) and recycling of recyclable items.
Pick up is once a week.
General guidelines on Container use:
1. When using your cart to dispose of your bagged trash, the garbage must be secure.2. Wheel out your cart with the lid closed. You must be able to close the lid without packing garbage in the cart too tightly; otherwise the excess will make the emptying of the cart more difficult.
3. Place the cart on the street on collection day.
4. Remove the emptied cart from the street as soon as possible and before the end of the day.
5. Do not remove the cart from its assigned address.
6. Inform the town office of any damage, vandalism or theft of the cart. It is important to note the serial number stamped on the cart placed at you residence. You are responsible for damage to the container, so please ensure it is stowed in a safe place.
Thank you for your cooperation in making this new cleaner and more efficient system of waste collection work for you.
Items not allowed in or near carts:
-hazardous waste including paint, solvents, etc., sod, dirt or concrete, hot ashes, construction or demolition materials including boards, roofing materials, carpet etc., automotive parts, oil filters, oil, etc., tree clippings over 2' in length, liquids of any kind, animals or animal parts.
2. RECYCLING- ( See Loraas Recycling Booklet available at the Asquith Town Office)
The Asquith Landfill is closed. An alternative is the Saskatoon Landfill. If you are planning a large job such as a major renovation, re-shingling your house, etc., you may want to check with Loraas 306-242-2300 or Allan's Waste Disposal and Recycling 306-931-2604 to arrange for the delivery of a bin.
There will be "Clean Waste" Days throughout summer for the residents of the Town of Asquith ONLY! Residents may bring in unpainted or untreated wood, branches, leaves, grass clippings and garden waste. If waste is brought in in garbage bags it must be dumped out and the bags taken back with you. All loads of branches, etc. must be tarped or strapped down so that you don't lose parts of your load on the way to the landfill. The dates set for the summer of 2016 are: May 28th, June 25th, July 23rd, and August 27th.
4 NO BURNING IN THE TOWN LIMITS - In order for Asquith to comply with requests from Saskatchewan Environment and concerned citizens, town council instituted a bylaw to;
Regulate the Burning of Refuse Within the Boundaries of the Town of Asquith. Burning of trash in burning barrels is not allowed.
Prohibition 2. No person shall cause or permit to be caused the open burning of trash, refuse, garbage, industrial waste or any other material or waste in an open firs or an incinerator in amanner that causes air pollution within the boundaries of the Town of Asquith.
Exclusion 4. Sections 2&3 of this bylaw do not apply to: a) a campfire or outdoor fireplace used for recreational purposes ; b) an outdoor fire using charcoal, processed coal or coke for cooking purposes; ..
5. BUSINESS LICENSE- A business license is required by anyone coming into town to conduct a trade or business. Anyone conducting a business in Asquith; be they direct sellers, transient traders or contractors require a license from the Town of Asquith.
This bylaw was set up to make sure the consumer is protected. (Often a shady business will not acquire a license.) This bylaw also makes sure that those business people who pay a business tax or buy a business license in Asquith are being treated with equal fairness as businesses from out of town.
You can help to enforce this bylaw by requesting to see the business license of salesmen, tradesmen, and contractors. There is fine of up to $3,000.00 for an individual who disregards this bylaw; there is a fine of up to $5,000.00 for a business that does the same.
6. DOG & CAT LICENSE- Dog and Cat license is required in Asquith, and can be bought at the Asquith Town Office. The cost is $10.00 for a neutered and $20.00 for an unneutered. All residents have until February 28th in which to purchase their pets' licenses or fines will be issued.
Tickets will be issued to those who do not buy licenses for their dogs or those who have a dog or cat impounded for running at large. If you are having problems with dogs or cats running at large, witness complaint forms are available at the town office. The offenders will then be served with a ticket.
7. BUILDING PERMIT - is required by any resident building a structure that is larger than 10' by 10'.
The building permit application has to be filled out and turned into the town office, along with any accompanying plans. This application is then perused by a building inspector. Once the permit has been approved by the inspector, and the building permit fee has been paid, the builder may then start building.
An application is required if one is planning to erect, construct, alter, place or reconstruct a building. If one is planning to demolish or move a building, an application must be made to the town office and an application fee paid. In addition, the applicant must deposit a refundable sum to cover the cost of restoring the site to a condition that is not dangerous to public safety. If the applicant restores the site, the deposit is returned to the applicant.
Therefore, if one is planning on doing any of this sort of work, it would be in their best interest to apply for a permit well in advance to ensure that it can be approved by the time one wants to start building.
8. SNOW REMOVAL- the Town asks that residents avoid parking in the street during the winter months, as this impedes snow removal with the grader. Vehicles that are parked on the street often result in large amounts of snow surrounding the vehicle, and neighbouring driveways being plugged with snow. Move emptied garbage carts as soon as possible.
Public Works employees may placard your vehicle with an order to move it within 24 hours for the purposes of removing snow. Failure to do so will result in your vehicle being towed and all costs for doing so being added to your taxes.
9. NOISE- Town of Asquith, Noise Bylaw (Bylaw#5/89) prohibits creating noise of any nature which may be heard in any residence between the hours of 10 o'clock in the evening and 7 o'clock in the morning of any weekday or 8 o'clock in the morning of any holiday.
10. HEALTH NURSE-A health nurse visits our town once a month (the first Wednesday) for baby vaccination clinics and visits. Please phone West Winds Health Center at 306-655-4275 to book your appointment.
11. TOWN OFFICE SERVICES- The Asquith Town Office invites inquiries about the town, and what it can offer you.
12. WATER BILLINGS- are done monthly, however the readings will be done 6 times per year: March, June, July, August, September and December. Water bills are payable upon receipt, and service may be disconnected if the bill has not been paid thirty days after the billing. In the winter months, if your arrears are not paid they are added to your municipal taxes, or adversely to your landlord's taxes.
MONTHLY WATER RATES
3,ooo gallons or less/month Minimum-$28.50
3,000 gallons or more Minimum-$28.50 plus $10.50/ 1,000 gallons or part thereof
Sewer service flat rate charge: $25.00 per month. Garbage/Recycling is a flat rate of $18.00 per month. An infrastructure flat rate charge: $20.00 per month. The bulk water charge is $3.00 for a fill.
Water leaks and careless use of water can quickly bring the total of your utility bill up. A leaking faucet, a quietly running toilet or water softener are often culprits of hidden water usage, although those who have houses with underground sprinklers should be sure to have their lines inspected. Inspect any source of waste for leaks often, and if leaks are discovered, repair them at once: you are responsible to pay for the water used.
13. TREES- Residents are responsible for pruning of trees and branch removal on their property. There may be problems with roots of trees growing into and plugging the sewer lines from your house to the street. Ask the previous owners or your landlord if there has been a problem. This is usually fixed by an annual 'roto rooter' of the sewer lines to remove the roots. Contact the town office to book an appointment. The roto-rooter policy is available on the Town's website, www.townofasquith.com
Planting of trees on your lot is permitted. If you plant on the town boulevard (runs along the front of every property), these then become town property. Before you fence or dig, it is your responsibility to call SK Power , SK Energy and SK Tel to make sure you do not disturb underground lines. You can call SaskFirst at 1-866-828-4888 to get locates done.
14. NEWS - Current news can be found in the monthly publication, RM Review. Copies of these can be found at most businesses in town. Important announcements are posted at the Asquith Coop, Post Office and Town Office. Water line cleaning announcements are posted at the Post Office prior to the time they occur.
15. SCHOOL- The Town of Asquith has a Kindergarten to Grade 12 School; -- 334 students. Lord Asquith School offers a wide variety of classes and intramural sports, and has been commended for its academic excellence and its ability to bring home provincial, regional and district medals in sports. Check www.spirited.ca for details on the school division.
Town of Asquith COUNCIL MEMBERS
MAYOR Gail Erhart Box 326 Asquith, SK S0K 0J0
315 Charles Street 306-361-4373
Dylan Claypool Box 21 Asquith, SK S0K 0J0
430A Main Street 306-850-5930
Jordan Claypool Box 299 Asquith, SK S0K 0J0
430B Main Street 306-329-4905
Harold Edwards Box 212 Asquith, SK S0K 0J0
510 Andrew Street 306-361-5670
Ted Goodnough Box 57 Asquith, SK S0K 0J0
390 Andrew Street 306-371-1570
Audra Jewitt Box 570 Asquith, SK S0K 0J0
#12-400 Cecil Street 306-850-2685
Sue Sawicki Box 189 Asquith, SK S0K 0J0
410 Andrew Street 306-260-9522
COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL
Dylan Claypool Jordan Claypool
Harold Edwards Audra Jewitt
FIRE DEPARTMENT Dylan Claypool
STREETS & TOWN PROPERTY
Dylan Claypool Jordan Claypool
Harold Edwards Audra Jewitt
Sue Sawicki Gail Erhart Ted Goodnough
Jordan Claypool Ted Goodnough
SPORTGROUNDS Gail Erhart
RECREATION COMMITTEE Gail Erhart Dylan Claypool
Community members - Connie Molnar, Tyler Munday
Sue Sawicki Gail Erhart Jordan Claypool
Gail Erhart Ted Goodnough
WHEATLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY REPRESENTATIVE
Asquith Town Council meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, commencing at 7:00 p.m.
Asquith Town Council meetings are open to the public, however should one wish to speak to a matter they must make an appointment with the Town Administrator by noon on the Friday previous to the Council meeting.
Please watch this location for any announcements regarding public town meetings.
Town Of Asquith, Lunn Street Lot Purchase Summary
This document is a summary of purchase procedures and obligations only. It has no legal effect and purchasers should look to the Lot Purchase Agreement and sale and transfer documents to review legal rights and obligations.
Lot price for the Lunn Street properties has recently been lowered to $30,000.00 plus GST. A water/sewer hookup fee of $6,500.00 is included in the $30,000.00 purchase price. There are also currently tax incentives available for people building on these lots. For the first year, 100% of the municipal taxes are waived, for the second year 75% of the municipal taxes are waived and for the third year, 50% of the municipal taxes are waived.
Lots may be purchased by depositing a 25% non-refundable down payment, and by entering into a Town of Asquith Lot Purchase Agreement with the Town, covering all terms of the sale.
The purchaser will be responsible for paying applicable property taxes from the date of purchase.
Because of the nature of the Lot sale transaction, Purchasers are required to obtain legal counsel, at the purchaser's cost, to complete the sale transaction. The Purchaser will also be responsible for certain legal costs incurred by the Town, all of which is explained on the Lot Purchase Agreement.
Possession date cannot occur any later than 6 months from the date the Lot Sale Agreement is entered into.
GST is payable on the purchase price of the lot either at the time of transfer for mortgage purposes or along with payment of the final balance, whichever is earlier. If you are a registered company you must remit directly to Revenue Canada, and provide your company's GST registrant number to the Property
Coordinator (C.A.O.). For information on GST rebates, contact Revenue Canada.
The Purchaser must obtain a building permit for the construction of a residential dwelling within 12 months of the date of possession, and Construction of the dwelling must commence within 12 months of the possession date. Construction cannot commence without an approved Building Permit. Failure to take out a Building Permit and start construction within the timeframe will result in the lot being returned to the Town for resale. The Purchaser must have the residential dwelling complete within 24 months of taking possession of the Lot, or the Town of Asquith may exercise its right to purchase back the lot, and the price sold, less the 25% deposit, and legal and other costs as set out in the Lot Sale Agreement.
The Agreement is not assignable and the Town will take steps to have the lot returned for resale if any of the conditions of the Agreement are not met. The 25% non-refundable deposit will be retained by the Town.
The only person(s) who may apply for a building permit are:
a) The registered owner of the property where construction is occurring, or
b) A Tradesperson/Contractor approved by the Town of Asquith.
Building plans for a dwelling on the lot must conform to the National Building Code and the Town of Asquith's Zoning Bylaw and Building Bylaws.
The dwelling to be constructed must comply with the minimum requirements set out in the Town of Asquith's Building Restrictive Covenant Agreement forming part of the purchase package and to be registered against title to the Lot.
There shall be no occupancy in the dwelling until a final building inspection has been completed - water will not be turned on to the residence until this inspection is successful.
The Town of Asquith has introduced tax incentives for those developing on town-owned serviced lots within the next year. Individuals who develop on these lots will be owing 0% municipal taxes in year one, 25% municipal taxes in year two, 50% municipal taxes in year three, and 100% municipal taxes in year four.
LUNN STREET SUBDIVISION
There are seven lots for sale in the 600 block of Lunn Street. Six of the lots are 62.3' frontage and 113.25' flankage. The last lot is 101.3' frontage and narrows down to 25.9' at the back of the lot. All of these lots are for sale at Thirty Thousand dollars, plus GST ($30,000.00 + GST). Tax incentives apply to these lots. These lots face the Sports Grounds.