Water & Sewer

Water and sewer services are provided by three divisions of the Operations department, the Water Treatment Plant division, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Division, and the Public Works division which is responsible for water distribution and wastewater collection systems. For information about the Water Pollution Control Facility upgrade project, click here.

The Water Treatment Plant (WTP)
130 Yellowquill Trail
Telephone: 204-239-8374
Fax: 204-239-8371

The Water Treatment Division has the responsibility of treating the raw water from the Assiniboine River and the operation of the McKay Reservoir and Pump Station. As well, meter reading and installation forms part of the duties.

Water Treatment Plant Annual Reports

2020 Public Water System Annual Report
2020 Water Treatment Plant Annual Data Report
2019 Public Water System Annual Report
2019 Water Treatment Plant Annual Data Report
2018 Public Water System Annual Report
2018 Water Treatment Plant Annual Data Report
2017 Public Water System Annual Report
2017 Water Treatment Plant Annual Data Report
2016 Public Water System Annual Report
2016 Water Treatment Plant Annual Data Report

What’s the Story on Lead in Your Drinking Water?

As part of the City of Portage la Prairie’s ongoing drinking water review program and the continuing effort to ensure the City’s treated water meets current treatment standards, the City undertook testing of tap water at a few homes. Read “What’s the Story on Lead in your Drinking Water” for more information.

More information for Manitoba home and building owners:

Lead Service Line Replacement Subsidy

If you have a lead water service connection, you may choose to have it replaced. To provide an incentive to property owners who wish to replace their lead water service lines the City of Portage la Prairie offers the Lead Service Line Replacement Subsidy, subject to the total budget allocated each year.
Lead Service Line Replacement Criteria
Lead Service Line Replacement Subsidy Application

Additional Resources

Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines

The Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF)
400 River Road
Telephone: 204-239-8360
Fax: 204-239-8364

The Wastewater Treatment Division’s primary responsibility is the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater. Secondarily they look after the operation and maintenance of 13 sewage pumping stations located around the City. For information about the Water Pollution Control Facility upgrade project, click here.

Water Pollution Annual Report:

2020 Water Pollution Control Annual Report
2019 Water Pollution Control Annual Report
2018 Water Pollution Control Annual Report
2017 Water Pollution Control Annual Report
2016 Water Pollution Control Annual Report

Residual Biosolids Land Application Program:

2020 Residual Biosolids Land Application Program Report
2019 Residual Biosolids Land Application Program Report
2018 Residual Biosolids Land Application Program Report
2017 Residual Biosolids Land Application Program Report
2016 Residual Biosolids Land Application Program Report

Sewer Blockage

If you experience sewer blockage problems at your home, please call a plumber of your choice.  The City will pay the plumber’s costs if the blockage is in the main line, or if it is in the sewer service line and caused by tree roots from a City boulevard tree.  If the problem is caused by roots from a City tree, a sample of the roots must accompany any claims. For more information view Water Works By-law No. 86-6748 below.

Waterworks By-law 86-6748
Sewage By-law 7863