Regina Water Watch is a coalition of concerned citizens dedicated to ensuring our water resources remain under public control.
Regina Water Watch formed in March 2013 after the City of Regina announced plans to pursue a 30-year P3 privatization of the city’s wastewater system. On World Water Day, March 22, 2013, we launched a petition calling for Regina’s new wastewater treatment plant to remain in public hands as a public operation. On June 20, Regina Water Watch delivered over 24,000 petition signatures from Regina residents calling on City Council to hold a referendum on the issue, and in the September 25 referendum, RWW led the campaign to say YES to keep Regina’s entire water system in public hands. Citizens of Regina ultimately voted 57% in favour of P3 privatization on September 25.
Regina Water Watch will continue to be an active citizens’ movement as the wastewater P3 proceeds, and will continue to pressure Mayor Fougere and all of City Council to ensure the many promises and assurances made during the referendum campaign are upheld.