Housing and Household Needs
Utilities are public services such as electricity, water and sewer, telephone and fuel which are used in
Arranging for Connection of Utilities
If heating, electrical, telephone or other services are not included in your rent, or if you have just bought a home, you will need to have the utilities connected before you move in. You will have to contact each utility company to open an account with them. The cost of connecting the utilities is usually added to your first month’s bill.
Electricity is provided by the provincially-owned company, SaskPower. Visit SaskPower to find out how to get services.
The voltage system in
Water and Sewer Service
Water services come from your city, town or other local government body. Saskatchewan Government regulations require frequent testing of all public and semi-public water sources to make sure the water is safe to drink. Private wells are not subject to the same regulations. You can find more information about water testing at www.health.gov.sk.ca/water-testing-common-questions. If you are not sure about whether your tap water is safe, please call your water service provider. For contact information, look for a Customer Service and Billing Inquiry telephone number listed in the “city section” of your local telephone book or on your city's website. In smaller centers, you might have to call a Town Office. Waste water is flushed from kitchens, laundry areas and bathrooms through built-in sewer lines. Water and sewer services are typically charged on the same bill.
Telephone and Internet
There are various telephone, cell phone, and internet companies that provide services to meet your particular needs. You can find them in the Yellow Pages of a telephone book or online at mysask411.com. For example, type “Telephone Companies” beside Category, type the name of your city or town beside City/Town, and then choose Search.
Garbage and Recycling
Keeping the environment clean is important in