Permit to Operate Program

Contact us if you'd like to sign up for the Permit to Operate Program. 

Participating in SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories' Permit to Operate (PTO) Program for Saskatchewan municipalities is an easy way to stay compliant with your Water Security Agency permit. The program provides participants several unique benefits, including:

  • Preferred pricing for program participants: save significantly on all your analytical costs, not just testing related to the PTO.
  • Weekend surcharges are waived for bacteria samples received on Fridays or days preceeding statutory holidays.
  • Coolers and ice packs are supplied and returned regularly.

Program Requirements

A PTO program participant agrees to send all their routine testing samples for their Permit to Operate to SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories for analysis. Routine tests consist of the following types of tests, but will vary for different communities, depending on each community's Permit to Operate:

  • Routine bacteria analysis (Total Coliform and E. coli)
  • Annual or biannual determination of General Chemistry
  • Annual or biannual determination of Chemical Health and Toxicity
  • Trihalomethane tests
  • Haloacetic acid tests
  • Ammonia testing
  • Lagoon discharge testing
  • Piezometer Testing

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Environmental Analytical Laboratories



1-800-240-8808 (Toll-Free)

143-111 Research Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 3R2

hours and location

SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories’ reception area is open to the general public. 

Regular Business Hours: Monday to Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Our exterior door will open at 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m. for sample drop-off and pre-arranged supply pick up.)

  • Please check with the lab for turnaround time and rush analysis availability. Call us at 306-933-6932.

Address: 143-111 Research Drive, Saskatoon, Sask. S7N 3R2 >> Directions and parking map.

To reach the front entrance, you will need to use the sidewalk on the north side of the Atrium building. There is convenient sample drop-off parking near our front entrance, as well as parking meters around the Atrium building.