A decontamination involves is a series of procedures to kill and remove aquatic invasive species. Using hot water at low pressure at close range is the key step. The use of high pressure water on an aquatic-invasive- species-contaminated surface can be done afterwards to remove any residual attached AIS not removed during the initial clean, drain, dry and dispose steps.
Decontamination can be conducted:
Decontaminations can be performed by the Province of Manitoba’s Watercraft Inspection program. There is no fee for this service. Priority will be given to watercraft which has exited a control zone and is required by law to be decontaminated prior to launching into another water body. Courtesy decontaminations may be performed as time allows.
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