Public Information: Private Water System Bacteriological Subsidy Program
As of August 8, 2013, the Province of Manitoba is resuming the Private Water System Bacteriological Subsidy Program through Horizon Lab. Private water system owners are eligible to receive a once-a-year subsidy for bacteriological (total coliform and E. coli) analysis of their drinking water. If the first sample result indicates that bacteria are present in the water, homeowners will receive a coupon from the lab for one resample free of charge.
The total price to homeowners for the once-a-year subsidized sample is $18.25.
Homeowners should sample their private drinking water source at least once a year to ensure the safety of their drinking water. Results obtained through the subsidy program are shared with the province for pattern surveillance purposes.
For information regarding sample bottle pick-up, and sample submission requirements, please contact Horizon Lab directly.
Horizon Lab LTD.
4055 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 2E8
Phone: 204-488-2035 Fax: 204-488-4772
Provincial Water Well Fact Sheets on well testing, well disinfection, and well water contamination are available online at http://www.manitoba.ca/drinkingwater under “Public Information”.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of Drinking Water:
• General inquiries, 204-945-5762;
• Technical inquiries and guidance specifically related to private wells, 204-948-1351.
Latest Flood Forecast Update
"Duration of diversion flows will be much shorter than 2011, unless heavy spring and summer rainfall develops, and is not expected to have a significant impact on Lake Manitoba levels. Lake Manitoba is currently at 811.8 ft. above sea level (asl). With average weather, the lake is expected to peak at 812.4 ft. asl, close to its top operating range of 812.5 ft. asl and below the historical long-term average. With unfavourable conditions, the lake could peak at 813.3 ft. asl and the province has prepared for all weather scenarios." --> (for full report: http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?archive=&item=17173)
For a Map: Points of interest in Manitoba's flood fight http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/multimedia/interactive/Map-Key-flood--202347411.html
Here is a link to the latest news article from Scott Forbes.