Manitoba Water Well Association

1082 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 5J3

Phone: 204.589.6166

Email: mwwa@mwwa.ca

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The Manitoba Water Well Association was formed in 1958 as an industry association for Water Well Contractors and Associated Tradesmen.

 

In 1967, the association was incorporated under the Manitoba Companies Act as a non-profit corporation. . . more . . . 

 

 

MWWA welcomes new board members

 

The Manitoba Water Well Association held its general meeting in Portage la Prairie on Friday November the 1st.  One of the agenda items included nominations to fill board positions.

 

Newly appointed Board members are:

  • Albert Van Linge - Maple Leaf Enterprises Ltd
  • Troy Will - Paddock Drilling
  • Jamie Bruce - A.M. Bruce Drilling
  • Jason Friesen - Friesen Drillers
  • Don Jago - Southern Water
  • Sonny Rohne - Interlake Water Supply
  • Ernie Futros - Perimeter Drilling
  • Dave Kiansky - Kiansky Bros.

MWWA welcomes each new board member - it is only through the dedication and work of active water well association members that allows us to meet the goals and objectives of the organization.

 

Together we can achieve!

 

Well Aware Booklet

 

A guide to caring for your well and protecting your family health is available by clicking on the link to Water Stewardship Branch.  The document is available in both English and French language

 

The Well Aware Program was developed by Green Communities Canada in Ontario in 2001.  The Ontario Water Well Association provided technical expertise and support to Green Communities Canada to ensure material reflected the unique needs of wells installed in that Province.

 

This program has been very successful in terms of well care information to well owners.

 

Overland Flooding and Well Water Safety 

 

  • The Chief Provincial Public Health Officer is reminding Manitobans with private wells or systems using untreated water in areas affected by overland flooding of the steps they should take for the safety of their drinking water
  • As a precautionary measure, people using water from wells or other sources that may have been affected by flooding should boil their water before using it or find alternative supplies of drinking water until flooding subsides and testing confirms the water is safe to drink
  • Visit www.gov.mb.ca/asset library/en/spring outlook/wellwater safety fact sheet.pdf for more information 
  • during a flood or periods of heavy rain, there is an increased risk that wells may become contaminated.  Homeowners are responsible for assessing the risk to their wells and should boil water used for drinking and cooking if the risk is high.
  • For the duration of the flood season, test costs for affected well owners are being waived.  The province will cover the full cost of analysis for one sample per affected household
  • To be eligible for this subsidy, samples should be marked "2014 Flood" and submitted to Horizon Lab Ltd. at 4055 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3K 2E8.  To contact them directly, call 204 488 2035.
  • For information on the subsidy program, visit:  www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/odw/public-info/water-well/index.html.
  • for more information on the health and safety risks of flooding, visit www.gov.mb.ca/flooding/healthsafety.html.

                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebration of Life Service

 

A celebration of life service for the late Lewis Hopper will take place on Friday, July 27th at 1:00pm, Ukrainian Reading Hall, 1005 Assiniboine Ave, Brandon, Manitoba.

 

Lewis was a long time member of MWWA and had a great passion toward the preservation and protection of Manitoba's groundwater.

 

In his younger years, he was always available to assist drillers in identifying and solving problems relating to drilling for ground water.  Lewis was an innovative and creative thinker in terms of the application of drilling technology.

 

Lewis will be missed by his many friends in the ground water drilling industry.

 

 

Guest Speaker

MWWA was very pleased to have Steve Loney the Indigenous Community Relations Officer for Trans Canada Pipeline Safety speak at our May 25th meeting in Portage la Prairie. 

 

Steve spoke about the safety practices specifically as it relates to the protection of groundwater in the event of a hazardous incident that may impact ground water sources.

 

May 25th meeting of MWWA members.

 

Much discussion took place about how critical it is to have well drillers in Manitoba be certified as measurements of qualifications. 

 

After considerable dialogue a motion was tabled from the floor and unanimously supported that MWWA pursue industry recognized certification

of water well drillers in Manitoba.

 

MWWA Board will take steps to implement an industry recognized certification program. 

 

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