Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant
The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant(BPWTP), constructed in 1950, provides safe, high quality drinking water to the cities of Moose Jaw, Regina, and several smaller surrounding communities.
The plant has undergone three major capacity and process improvements since its original construction and is presently among the most advanced water treatment facilities on the continent. The plant was one of the pioneers in the use of the GAC (granular activated carbon) filtration process for the removal of algae-produced taste and odour.
The City of Moose Jaw uses approximately 3,000,000 gallons of water daily which is distributed throughout the City by 263 km of underground pipes. The City operates 3 reservoirs (storing 10,000,000 gallons of water) and 3 pumping stations that distribute this water to our customers.