Public Drinking Water Advisory and Boiled Water Information:
The Village has been experiencing an increase buildup of grease in our lift station located at 1st Street and Central Avenue. Please refrain from disposing of any grease or oil in your sewer drains. This build up causes the lift station to malfunction and can result in sewer backup for some residents.
The red garbage bins located at businesses and the recreation facilities are not for resident use as they are paid for by those individuals. These bins are unlocked to be dumped on garbage day and people have decided to use for their personal use. If anyone has noticed or notice people in the future using these bins that are not authorized, please contact the village office at 252-2211.
Dog and Cat License Fees
The Village of Kenaston has a dangerous dog bylaw in effect. Please contact the village office for more information.
Department of Highways
All public events must be licensed by the Health District.
Information and application forms are posted to be downloaded for your use.
A reminder to everyone in the village to provide an email address or cell phone number to the village office for an emergency contact regarding water or sewer disturbances. If a boil water advisory is issued it is faster to contact people with a mass email or text as we want to ensure everyone is contacted in these cases.
Answer to a question that arose at the January 2015 Village Meeting:
Information Regarding Sending RO Waste Water to Nearby Creek
The issue here is that RO systems concentrate all of the contaminants from the source water into a much smaller volume. In some cases you can end up with over 3 times the concentration of contaminants in the wastewater as there was in the raw water. When you send this wastewater to the sewer system and out to a lagoon, the water blends back together with the high quality treated drinking water and you basically end up with similar contaminant concentration as you would have in the raw water (I'm talking about things like uranium here that wouldn't normally be found in sewage). What we don't want is a very concentrated stream of wastewater being discharged directly to the environment. In a lot of cases, depending on the raw water, the wastewater from an RO plant will have contaminants in concentrations above our Surface Water Quality Objectives.
You could treat the wastewater stream before discharge, however at this point, we would expect the village to hire an engineer to perform a Downstream Use and Impact Study to evaluate the users and uses downstream from the proposed discharge to evaluate what effluent limits would need to be met to protect those downstream users/uses. It's likely that the waste stream would require expensive treatment since it will likely be high in TDS and other contaminants such as uranium. Also, since this is going to a creek, there may need to be First Nations consultation if there could be an impact to treaty rights.
So, it is possible to treat the RO wastewater and discharge it to a creek, but it is definitely simpler to send it to the wastewater system and likely less expensive in the long run.Gary Papic
The Village nuisance ground is available for village residents to use for trees and leaves and any metal items at no cost. The red bin is used for any other items at a cost of $25.00 per truck load.
Positive Mosquitoes now Circulating in the Province - See PDF
The Village Office would like to remind residents that alleys should remain free of
vehicles, campers, boats, trailers etc. for utility company vehicles and emergency vehicle access. These service people require access to alleys and are unable to contact owners of these items in an emergency case. Utility companies also often trim trees in the alleys to access their services. A note to owners of trees that hang in the back alley, they may not trim them the way you may want them. Please keep them trimmed the way you would like them. Please respect the requirements of the utility and emergency service representatives.
Carman Fowler - Administrator
The amount of mercury in one bulb is enough to contaminate up to 6,000 gallons of water beyond safe drinking levels. These bulbs need to be disposed of very carefully, and in most cases this means the inconvenience of taking them to a recycling center.
Tick News Release - June 2011. The Ministry of Health is currently seeking a number of motivated, professional individuals to fill several important public representative positions on health professional councils in Saskatchewan