Winnipeg's drinking water quality
Public Water System Operating Licence
Manitoba Health and Manitoba Water Stewardship regulate the quality of our drinking water using the Manitoba Drinking Water Safety Act and the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality .
The Province's Office of Drinking Water issues an operating licence for our water system and until 2021 they also provided annual audit reports.
We test our water each step of the way, from Shoal Lake to the tap, to ensure safe, high-quality drinking water. Because water quality is so important, we do more testing than the provincial government requires.
Occasionally, test results for some locations don't meet a drinking water quality standard. In these cases, we take corrective action immediately (e.g., retesting the water) to ensure our water remains safe.
We will inform Winnipeg residents immediately if there is ever a water quality problem that could affect public health.
If you would like more information on Winnipeg's water, check out the other information on our web site or contact us.