Manitoba

Sustainable Development

Aquatic Invasive Species

Decontamination Methods for Water-related Equipment

If water-related equipment removed from a water body cannot be completely dried prior to placing it into another water body, the water-related equipment must be decontaminated using one of the measures indicated in the table below.

 Column 1 Product

 Column 2 Dilution

 Column 3
Method

 Column 4 Duration

 Column 5
Next steps

bleach 5.25% (household sodium hypochloride)

100 ml bleach to 1 L of water

Completely submerge and ensure the item is in direct contact with solution.

30 minutes

Rinse thoroughly with potable water and wipe down with a cloth.

vinegar (white) (5% acetic acid)

no dilution required

Completely submerge and ensure the item is in direct contact with solution.

60 minutes

Rinse thoroughly with potable water and wipe down with a cloth

7% hydrogen peroxide

64 ml to 1 L of water

Completely submerge and ensure the item is in direct contact with solution.

60 minutes

Rinse thoroughly with potable water and wipe down with a cloth.

table salt (NaCl)

10 ml of salt to 1 L of water

Completely submerge and ensure the item is in direct contact with solution.

24 hours

Rinse thoroughly with potable water and wipe down with a cloth.

hot water (>60 C)

N/A

Completely submerge and ensure the item is in direct contact with water at all times.

10 seconds

Wipe down with a cloth.

hot water (>60 C)

N/A

Clean with hot water (minimum 60 C) that is discharged at a pressure between 40 to 60 psi. The water must be sprayed no more than 10 cm from the surface being cleaned.

All surfaces being cleaned must receive a minimum of 20 seconds of exposure to the hot water.

Wipe down with a cloth.

temperatures below -10 C

N/A

Expose item to required minimum temperature.

three consecutive days

None

 

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