Let’s Protect the Assiniboine River Watershed Together


Let’s preserve the source water of the Assiniboine River Watershed together. By working together, we can contribute to multifaceted plans and projects dedicated to retaining safe and reliable water sources—for now and for the future.




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Community Movement for Safe Water


Excellence in Water Stewardship

$9.3 Million

In Project Spending

Building a Community Movement That Connects Us All for Safe Water, Safer Future

AWSA is a collaborative approach to implementing strategic projects and plans in the Assiniboine Watershed. We aim to identify and target the potential risks threatening the water supply.

Our goal is to curate local solutions and initiate community involvement to ensure that every person in the Assiniboine River Watershed has a safe, reliable supply of drinking water, now and into the future. The timeline:

The Initiation

In 1995, after the historic floods, concerns regarding the deteriorating water quality raised concern among the locals.

First Step

In 1996, the authorities agreed to conduct the Upper Assiniboine River Basin Study, and the study was organized in 2000.

Major Action

In 2002, the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority began a watershed management and aquifer planning initiative across the province.

AWSA Starts

In 2007, AWSA started its journey to initiate strategic collaboration for successful water protection plan implementation.

Become a Water Steward

AWSA Is a Local Platform for a Shared Vision!
Safe Water for Everyone!

AWSA, Taking Everyone Towards A Safer Future

Become a member. With AWSA membership, you can access exclusive services, including:

Tree Planting Equipment Rental

The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association rents tree-planting equipment to all AWSA members in rural and urban municipalities. We have one tree planter and three plastic mulch applicators available for rent on a first-come-first-served basis.

Rental Costs

Equipment Rental

  • $50/day or $200/week (5 days)

Plastic Mulch

  • $200/roll (4’x1500′) or $100/half – 3 mm thickness

Equipment Information

Tree Planter

  • “Non-hydraulic” model (coulter disc requires well-tilled soil to create furrow)
  • Seats 2 people for planting
  • Ball hitch
  • Can be pulled behind a tractor or 4-wheel drive truck

Mulch Applicator

  • Pull-type
  • Requires 50hp+ tractor with hydraulic hook-up capability
  • Clevis-pin hitch

Culvert Infrastructure Mapping

Do you want to have your culvert infrastructure GPS mapped and inventoried? We offer culvert infrastructure mapping services to all AWSA members in rural and urban municipalities.

AWSA staff will measure and record dimensions, GPS locations, culvert heights, and other relevant infrastructure information and compile reports in electronic spreadsheet and GIS formats.

Cost to Membership Municipalities

$500/day flat rate (field and/or in-office map creation)

  • Members – Urban and rural Municipalities will receive 1 FREE day of mapping.
  • New for 2021 – The AWSA has recently upgraded its survey-grade GPS/RTK equipment to serve our members better.
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