In the early 90’s, a number of municipalities in south central Manitoba joined to form the Pembina Valley Water Cooperative Inc. (PVWC). The purpose was to develop a regional approach to supplying potable water in an area which lacked wide distribution of good, plentiful water resources, but which also exhibited the highest rate of economic growth of any region in Manitoba.
The PVWC, a privately held not for profit cooperative owned by fourteen member municipalities, offers a regional approach to producing and distributing high quality, potable water. The PVWC pipeline distribution system covers a service area of 9,000 square kilometers and serves a population base of approximately 50,000 people. The head office is located in Altona, Manitoba with water treatment plants located in Letellier, Morris and Stephenfield. Situated in the midst of the province’s richest agricultural and economically thriving area, PVWC provides potable water to this vibrant and diverse region. PVWC has succeeded through vision and forward planning to achieve consistent growth.
Municipalities that are members of the cooperative include:
Town of Altona City of Winkler
R.M. of Dufferin Town of Carman
R.M. of Grey Municipality of Emerson – Franklin
R.M. of Montcalm R.M. of Morris
Town of Morris Municipality of Rhineland
R.M. of Roland City of Morden
R.M. of Stanley R.M. of Thompson
The mandate of the PVWC is to provide treated/potable water that meets all of the Canadian drinking water standards to its municipal members. It is governed by a board of 14 members, one representative from each municipal member.
Pembina Valley Water Coop
429 Industrial Drive
Altona, MB R6W 4A1