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Signage and Survey

In its first year of operation, the AWSA conducted a Safe Drinking Water Awareness Survey and created Assiniboine River Watershed and Yorkton Area Aquifers signs. 

In December of 2007, 519 residents of the Assiniboine River Watershed participated in the Safe Drinking Water Awareness Survey (see file at bottom of page) that recorded their attitudes, perceptions and awareness of water related issues within the area. The results indicated that residents value safe drinking water and are interested in learning more about these issues.
Nine 4x8 watershed signs have been erected at locations where the Assiniboine River Watershed boundary meets a highway. The signs state “You are entering the Assiniboine River Watershed” and feature a map of the watershed as well as contact information.

The signs are intended to increase awareness of the Assiniboine River Watershed and the need for source water protection. Based on Saskatchewan Highways “2006 Traffic Volume Map”, the estimated daily traffic at the highway locations is 10,300 vehicles per day.

AWSA also installed 14 smaller signs along major farm access roads within the Rural Municipalities of Orkney, Wallace, Cana, and Saltcoats. These signs indicate locations of specific underground aquifers within the Yorkton Area Aquifers. 

These projects were made possible by funding from the Go Green Strategy, Green Initiatives Fund through the Ministry of Environment.
Jesse Nielsen,
Nov 23, 2012, 12:16 PM