Municipal Services

Water

The source of supply is three wells with a combined maximum capacity of 3.4 million litres per day.

The Water Treatment Plant has a treating capacity of 3.4 million litres which has been made possible by recent renovations. Watrous will be getting a reverse osmosis system. Funding for the new facility was announced Oct. 11, 2013 as the community deals with an aging water treatment plant and more growth in town. The new project should be completed by the end of 2014.

Sewage

The system is a gravity flow system with a two cell, four unit lagoon located east of the town limits.

Streets and Roads

The town of Watrous has approximately seventeen kilometers of paved streets and two kilometers of graveled streets. Many of the paved streets have various construction designs so that in some areas the roadways have only asphalt paving, some have concrete curb and asphalt paving, and some have monolithic sidewalks and asphalt paving.

Residential Land

The town has opened up new lots on the west (now all sold) and east sides of Town. These lots are completely serviced underground with graded and graveled streets. As this is a rapidly changing area, please contact the Town Office for current information, 306.946.3369.

Industrial Land

Light industry is located on the east side of town in Midway Industrial Park. The park consists of two phases which are being serviced as required to meet the demand for industrial property.

Electricity

Electricity is supplied by Sask-Power. For information phone 1.888.757.6937

Natural Gas

Gas is supplied by Sask-Energy. For information phone 1-800-667-3075.

Postal Facilities

Postal Service in Watrous is handled through the main post office located in downtown Watrous. Home and Business delivery is provided through the mail box system on a 24 hour a day basis.

Telephone And Internet Access

Telephone services are handled by SaskTel. For rates contact 1-800-303-9779.

SaskTel also handles most of the Internet service. High Speed DSL is available at both Watrous & Manitou Beach. For information phone 1-800-773-2121. Areas outside of Watrous & Manitou Beach usually can obtain high-speed Internet through one of several wireless systems. For information phone 1-800-773-2121. Other suppliers of high speed Internet include Shaw Cable, Yourlink, and Xplornet.

Transportation

Rail line service is supplied by VIA Rail on the Canadian National Railway (CNR) mainline.

Bus service is supplied by the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) with connections to both Regina and Saskatoon.

Freight service is on a daily basis to Saskatoon and Regina.

Courier service is available from DHL, Purolator, STC Express, and C & A Courier.

Airstrip - Three grass runways are at the Watrous Airport. The closest international airport is located at Saskatoon.

Highways #2 and #365 run through Watrous, and they connect to the Yellowhead #16 highway and Highway #11, the main thoroughfare connecting Saskatoon and Regina.