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Environmental Health
Environmental Health involves protection, prevention, education and advocacy around acute, chronic and sometimes fatal diseases. Our health is influenced by the environment in many ways. Whether it be a built, or natural environment, factors such as contaminants in water, air and food, affect our health. Public Health Inspectors, in collaboration with the Medical Officer of Health and Public Health Nurses, respond to environmental health concerns by investigating complaints and inspecting premises to ensure compliance with Regulations made under The Public Health Act.


Flood Information

Please refer to the 
Province of Manitoba Flood Information website for up-to-date flood related information and material.

Water Testing

Two accredited laboratories in Manitoba have created test packages for nitrate and naturally occurring trace elements sometimes found in Manitoba well water.  Test costs will vary from year to year, and well owners should contact the laboratory directly for an estimate. You may contact your local Municipal office, for bottles to collect your water for testing.

ALS Laboratory Group 

Manitoba Technology Centre Ltd. 
1329 Niakwa Road East, Unit 12 
Winnipeg, MB R2J 3T4 
Phone: 204-255-9720 
Toll free: 1-800-607-7555 
Fax: 204-255-9721

Maxxam Analytics 

Unit D, 675 Berry Street 
Winnipeg, MB R3H 1A7 
Phone: 204-772-7276 
Fax: 204-772-2386

Drinking Water Fact Sheets

Boil Water Advisory Fact Sheets
Boil Water Advisory #1 - For Drinking Water Only Boil Water Advisory #2 - For All Domestic Water Uses
Boil Water Advisory #3 - For Commercial/Public Facilities

Well Water Fact Sheets

Well Fact Sheet #1 - How to Reduce the Risk of Well Water Contamination
Well Fact Sheet #2 - How to Test Well Water for Bacteria
Well Fact Sheet #3 - How to Disinfect a Well Partial Chlorination Method
Well Fact Sheet #4 - How to Disinfect a Well Full Chlorination Method

Office of Drinking Water

For general inquiries related to drinking water please contact the Office of Drinking Water: 
1007 Century Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0W4
Phone: (204) 945-5762
Facsimile: (204) 945-1365
Drinking Water Officer
Derek Clarke
Gimli Office
75 7th Ave.
Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0
Telephone: 642-6134 Facsimile: (204) 642-6108

For after hour Emergency Events please call:

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