Lundar, Manitoba

(204) 762-5850


Allowing Future Generations to Benefit
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Water Testing Days Results

Annually, we open our Water Testing Days applications from the beginning of April until mid-May

In 2022, we were able to cover 100% of the cost of one Coliform & E.coli water sample (1oo ml bottle) valued at $25.00 and/or 50% of the cost for one Advanced Drinking Water Quality sample valued at $60.00 (500 ml bottle. Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Manganese, Zink, Iron, Nitrogen-Nitrates, Nitrogen-Nitrites, Chloride, Sulfate, pH, Hardness, & Conductivity, Arsenic, Boron, Fluoride, and Uranium). 

While applications were opened, we received 232 applications. Between our two test days, May 24th and June 6th, 204 coliform and E. coli tests were performed along with 102 advanced. Out of the 204 bacterial water tests, 63 came back positive with the presence of either Coliform and/or E. coli with an approximate 31% fail rate. It is important to consider the increased overland flooding during the spring of 2022, and the impact it has on abandoned wells, or those with low casings that can become contaminated. We want to highlight the importance of drinking water testing, especially during a year with increased overland flooding.

In 2023, we were once again able to cover 100% of the cost of Coliform and E. Coli water samples. A total of 167 tests were performed, in which 32 tests failed for either bacteria, indicating a 19% fail rate. Thanks to this program, citizens within the Watershed District became aware of the quality of their water.

2023 Water Testing Days chart

Some applicants chose to take advantage of our Well Water Protection Program, which assist landowners in the cost of disinfecting a well or plumbing system with chlorine to kill or reduce bacteria. They were able to receive up to $250 for a partial chlorination and up to $500 for a full chlorination when performed by a professional. 


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Lundar, Manitoba
(204) 762-5850