Update:

Jan 7, 2022 

Leak Repair Plan Ongoing & Water Conservation Efforts Still Requested

  1. Following excavation, two new isolation valves have been installed.  This has allowed us to determine the leak is under the Red River or near the river’s edge.
  2. The leak remains isolated and pressures in the network remain stable at this time.
  3. A big thanks to Residents for their ongoing conservation efforts.  Please continue to conserve water during this time.
  4. One final survey and excavation is being planned for the week of January 10th.  This is to confirm if a leak is at the river’s edge.
  5. Engineering design and permitting applications continue to take place should the leak be under the river and a pipeline replacement be required.
  6. Thank you for your patience and check with PVWC website or municipalities social media for updates.

Dec 31, 2021 2PM

Boil Water Advisories East of the Red River Lifted & Water Conservation Efforts Still Requested

  1. Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for almost all affected zones East of the Red River, with a few exceptions who have been notified directly to continue to boil water.
  2. For pressures to remain stable in the network, residents are asked to continue to conserve water usage.
  3. Conservation efforts should continue until the permanent pipeline fix can be completed.
  4. Initial Leak Investigation & Excavation has been completed.  The affected pipe appears to be under the Red River and is isolated from the system.
  5. Engineering Design and Permitting Applications are now taking place for the permanent pipeline fix.  This process may take several weeks.
  6. Thank you for your patience and check with PVWC website or municipalities social media for updates.

December 28, 2021 12 PM

Boil Water Advisories East of the Red River Continues & Low Consumption Authorized

  1. Pressures in the network have stabilized in the affected zone on the East side of the Red River.
  2. Water usage windows are discontinued, users are now able to access water at all times of the day.
  3. In order to access water throughout the day, residents must continue to conserve usage.  No major tank filling or usage should occur at this time.
  4. The Boil Water Advisory remains in effect.
  5. Excavation is occurring Dec 28, 2021 and will continue Dec 29, 2021, to identify exact leak location.
  6. Thank you for your patience and check with PVWC website or municipalities social media for updates.

December 24, 2021 2 PM

Low flow and Pressure Situation on East Side of Red River for RM’s of Morris, Emerson Franklin and Montcalm Residents

  1. The pipeline leak has been isolated and the pressure appears to have stabilized in the affected zone on the East side of the Red River.
  2. The affected areas continue to experience times of low pressure and low flow, residents are reminded that the Boil Water Advisory remains in place.
  3. Residents should continue to conserve usage as much as possible and continue to keep taps closed at all times when not in use.
  4. The current water supply times of 8:00am-10:00am and 6:00pm-8:00pm remain in place.
  5. Excavation is tentatively planned for Dec 27/28, 2021, to identify leak location.
  6. Thank you for your patience and check with PVWC website or municipalities social media for updates.

December 24, 2021

Low flow and Pressure Situation on East Side of Red River for RM’s of Morris, Emerson Franklin and Montcalm Residents

  1. There is a major leak ( 20 liters per second) on the PVWC main 8 inch line between the Morris Water Treatment Plant and the east side of the Red River. The leak may be on the east or west side of the river or under the river.
  2. The water flow from the Morris Water Treatment Plant to the east side of the Red River had been isolated and PVWC is feeding water from the Letellier Water Treatment Plant through Dominion City north to Aubigny and beyond. Low pressure and flow currently exists which will require and water consumption only after boiling. Flow and pressure has been reduced to low amounts which will require boiling all water consumed on the east side of the Red River.
  3. Repair work is expected to take several days and into next week.
  4. Water will be available at full pressure Friday and each day thereafter between 8:00am-10:00am and 6:00pm -8:00pm  to allow for filling of water containers, that could be used after boiling.
  5. During the low-pressure times, please make every effort to limit opening f taps to help build pressure in the system.
  6. Thank you for your patience and check with the PVWC website or municipalities social media for updates.

December 23, 2021

BWA due to Low flow and Pressure Situation on East Side of Red River for RM of Morris and Emerson Franklin and RM of Montcalm Residents

  • There is a major leak on the PVWC main line on highway 23 between the Morris Water Treatment Plant and the east side of the Red River.
  • The water flow from the Morris Water Treatment Plant to the east side of the Red River had been isolated and PVWC is feeding water from the Letellier Water Treatment Plant through Dominion City north towards Aubigny. Please see that Map for the effected area on the east side of the Red River. Due to the depressurization this will require boiling all water for human consumption. Refer to the attached BWA Fact sheets for more information.
  • Repair work is expected to take several days.
  • It is anticipated that water will be available at normal pressure starting December 23 at 9:00pm to 10 pm and the for next couple of days between 8:00 am to 10:00 am and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm water containers could be filled for use after boiling.
  • During the low-pressure times please make every effort to limit opening of taps to help build pressure in the system.
  • Thank you for your patience and check with PVWC website or municipalities social media for updates.

BWA-21-12-23 Morris Regional (portions) Notice

BWA Factsheet 1- Residential Water Users

BWA Factsheet 2- For all Domestic Water Uses

BWA Factsheet 3- Commercial and Public Facilities

October 26, 2021

Pembina Valley Water Cooperative and Member Municipalities Remove the Drought State of Emergency

  • PVWC and member municipalities have decided to remove the Drought State of Emergency due to the amount of precipitation and elevated river flows. (River level is up 14 inches from June 25)
  • PVWC continues to monitor the situation throughout the winter and into next spring, to ensure adequate water supply is maintained, in case drought develops again in the spring.
  • Individual municipalities may have their own levels of restrictions. Please check with your local water supplier (ex. The City of Morden will continue their extreme drought state and water use restrictions).

PVWC and member municipalities would like to thank everyone for their conservation efforts and encourage everyone to continue to use water wisely.


About Pembina Valley Water Cooperative Inc 

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  R0G 0B0