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Environmental Health

Drinking Water Fact Sheets

Manitoba has an abundance of good quality drinking water.  However, under certain conditions, micro organisms (such as bacteria) and other elements may be introduced into the water.

In the event of flooding or another source of water contamination, a boil water advisory may be issued. It is important to stay informed and take steps to ensure that your water remains safe for you and your family. In order to assist you, Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors and the Office of Drinking Water have created the following fact sheets to assist in the testing and disinfecting of well water as well as information what to do if you have been placed under a boil water advisory.

All documents are in Adobe Acrobat pdf format PDF.

Boil Water Advisory Fact Sheets

Well Water Fact Sheets

  1. How to Reduce the Risk of Well Water Contamination (Conservation and Water Stewardship)
  2. How to Test Well Water For Bacteria (Conservation and Water Stewardship)
  3. How to Disinfect a Well - Partial Chlorination Method (Conservation and Water Stewardship)
  4. How to Disinfect a Well - Full Chlorination Method (Conservation and Water Stewardship)
  5. Understanding Your Well Water Bacteria Results (Conservation and Water Stewardship)
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To reach staff and for general inquiries:

Environmental Health
Public Health
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living

4th Floor - 300 Carlton St.
Winnipeg MB  R3B 3M9
Phone: 204-788-6735
Fax: 204-948-2040