Winnipeg's drinking water quality
Water supply system annual report
Manitoba Health and Manitoba Water Stewardship regulate the quality of our drinking water using the Manitoba Drinking Water Safety Act and the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality . The Act and our Operating Licence require that we submit an annual report of our water supply system to the Office of Drinking Water and post a copy of the report.
We test our water each step of the way, from Shoal Lake to the tap, to ensure safe, high-quality drinking water. Because water quality is so important, we do more testing than the provincial government requires.
Occasionally, test results for some locations don't meet a drinking water quality standard. In these cases, we take corrective action immediately (e.g., retesting the water) to ensure our water remains safe.
We will inform Winnipeg residents immediately if there is ever a water quality problem that could affect public health.
Last updated: April 4, 2013