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About Us

The Office of Drinking Water has central (Winnipeg) and regional staff available to carry out the Province of Manitoba’s drinking water program, which includes regulatory and advisory roles.

The mission of the Office of Drinking Water is to assure the provision of safe, adequate, aesthetically pleasing and acceptable drinking water supplies "from source to tap" within the Province of Manitoba.

About us

The drinking water unit was established to enhance the existing program for the assessment of water infrastructure, and the monitoring of water plants and operators, and to provide assistance to water system owners and operators.

Our mandate is to:

  • Coordinate the activities of the province’s drinking water program.
  • Provide guidance, technical expertise, information and education materials.
  • Ensure water suppliers provide safe, adequate and aesthetically pleasing water.

The Office of Drinking Water carries out its mandate through a range of activities including:

  • Inspection of water systems;
  • Provision of technical advice regarding water system design, operation and monitoring;
  • Review of project proposals, drawings and reports;
  • Collection, management and interpretation of drinking water quality data;
  • Development of technical guidelines, fact sheets and information bulletins;
  • Delivery of presentations to municipal, professional and public groups;
  • Participation in committees and organizations such as the Western Canada Section of the American Water Works Association, and the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water.