The City of Moose Jaw announced the official opening of its brand-new High Service Reservoir Pump House.

Ground was broken on the $15-million facility in September of 2020, with construction and commissioning of the pump house finalized this month. The City of Moose Jaw provided $11 million towards the project, with the Government of Saskatchewan contributing $3,936,996 through the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP).

“We can’t overstate how this new facility will help ensure water security to our residents for the next several decades,” said Mayor Clive Tolley. “Our Council, and previous Councils, deserve credit for allocating funding for this critical project. We thank the Government of Saskatchewan for providing key funding, and we thank our Engineering team and all members of Administration that played a role in getting the High Service Reservoir Pump House built.”

“Our government was proud to play a role in this project by investing more than $3.9 million in provincial funding toward this key City of Moose Jaw infrastructure. This water project is an important element of this community’s quality of life, positioning it for growth and strengthening Saskatchewan for this decade and beyond,” said Tim McLeod, MLA for Moose Jaw North, on behalf of Government Relations Minister Don McMorris.

High Service is one of three reservoirs/pump houses that distributes potable water to Moose Javians via the 20km transmission line connected to the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant. The High Service Reservoir and Pump House supplies potable water to more than 60 per cent of Moose Jaw’s population and is designed to meet future demand of a population of 45,000.

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The High Service Reservoir Pump House is located along Grafton Avenue, just south of the Lynbrook Golf Club.

Featured image: (City of Moose Jaw)

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