Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds Association Taking Responsibility (WUQWATR) is a non-profit organization formed by local residents to support and direct the implementation of "Getting To The Source ", the Upper Qu’Appelle River and Wascana Creek Watersheds Source Water Protection Plan.
WUQWATR also exists to act as a community voice on water issues in our watersheds, and to promote stewardship by individuals, businesses and local communities.
We work with all levels of government, with other stewardship groups, and non-governmental and private agencies, to complete the key actions contained in our Source Water Protection Plan. We want to work with everyone in our Watershed area to make sure that every person has a safe and reliable source of drinking water.
It’s easy to take our water for granted. We expect an unlimited supply of safe high quality water whenever we need it.
Water is essential to our existence, and we rely on our watersheds to provide us with a clean and reliable supply. We also rely on our neighbours upstream to keep our water supply clean, and people downstream rely on us to do the same.
We hope this website will provide information about our Source Water Protection Plan, and to provide information on how we can all protect our water resource. Development of this website was supported by the Saskatchewan Water Security Angency.
Around the Home and Yard
There are many things we can all do around the home and yard to protect and preserve our water resources.
Follow the link for more information on how to conserve our resources and save money.
95% of our watershed area is cropland or range land. Our Agricultural Producers are key in protecting the water that we use every day.
Find out more about Beneficial Management Practices and programs in livestock and crop production here.
43% of Saskatchewan residents rely on our groundwater resources for their water supply, including most farm and acreage residents and most Towns and Villages.
Learn more about our groundwater resources and how to protect them here.