The City of Winnipeg does not authorize door-to-door salespersons to perform water quality testing

Drinking water provided by the City meets or outperforms safety and quality standards

Having safe drinking water is essential for Winnipeg residents. That’s why the City of Winnipeg takes several steps to ensure our water is safe.

“Crews monitor the water around the clock at the water treatment plant and pumping stations,” said Renee Grosselle, Water and Waste Department’s Manager of Environmental Standards.

“The water undergoes rigorous testing before reaching your water tap.”

Grosselle said the City does more water testing than is required by the province, and the safety and quality of the drinking water meets or outperforms provincial regulated standards.

The City of Winnipeg takes several steps to ensure the drinking water is safe.

Grosselle wants people to know the City is aware some residents have been approached by private companies claiming to provide unnecessary and expensive water testing or treatment solutions.

“The City of Winnipeg does not authorize door-to-door salespersons to perform water quality testing,” said Grosselle.

She said these private companies use a variety of methods to convince homeowners to purchase expensive home water treatment or filtration systems.

If someone visits your home claiming to be a City representative, Grosselle said you should ask for photo ID before allowing them to enter your home. All City employees have photo identification. If you have any concerns about the identification, you should contact 311.

Was this information helpful?

How can we make this web page better?

Information collected will be used to improve our website. Do not use this form to submit a request for service or information because it will not be forwarded to departments for response. To submit a request for service or information, contact 311.

This form is not intended to collect personal information; however, any personal information you choose to include in your comments is collected by the City of Winnipeg under the authority of section 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of improving our website and will not be used or disclosed for any other purposes, except as authorized by law. Contact the Corporate Access and Privacy Officer by mail (City Clerk’s Department, Susan A. Thompson Building, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1B9) or by telephone (311) if you have any questions about the collection of this information.