City of Selkirk Drinking Water

The City of Selkirk’s Public Water System provides potable drinking water to approximately 10,504 residents, according to the 2021 census.  Staff at Selkirk’s Water Treatment Plant take great pride in ensuring the city’s water meets all health and aesthetic objectives, which are regulated by the Province of Manitoba.

There are 4 wells located within the City and 2 in St. Andrews that provide water for the treatment process and to ensure that Selkirk residents have an ample water supply.

Every year, the City of Selkirk is required by law to submit a report to the Province that details our water treatment process, certification of operators and any major disruptions to the system.  To view the most recent Public Water System Annual Report, paper copies are available at 739 Sophia Street or click Public Water System Annual Report 2022

Weekends or after 4:30 p.m. Emergency Line – (204) 785-4900 and press option 2.

If your call is not immediately answered, please leave a message and you will receive a call back promptly.

Bulk Water

selkirk water tower

The City of Selkirk sells portable bulk water to commercial and residential customers.

The bulk water station is located at the Water Tower at the corner of Jemima Street and McLean Avenue. Customers are required to contact the Water Treatment Plant operators at (204) 785-4940 or (204) 785-3943 to access to the bulk water station.

Bulk water rates are set by the Public Utilities Board (PUB).  Current rates are $2.80 per cubic meter.  For any quantity the minimum charge will be $20.00. In addition a $20.00 service charge PER FILL to a maximum of $60.00 per day will be charged.

Water Conservation

Environmental stewardship is one of the City of Selkirk’s priorities in its Strategic Plan. We encourage all citizens to conserve water. Here are some tips to help you conserve and save some money on your water bills at the same time.

  • Consider a low-flush or dual flush toilet, which can save 40% of the water used per flush.
  • Use less water in the tub or take shorter showers.
  • Install water efficient showerheads.
  • When shaving, or brushing your teeth, don’t leave the water running.
  • Watering lawns/gardens at night decreases evaporation.
  • Wash only full loads of laundry.
  • Buy dishwashers or clothing washers that conserve water use.
  • Check every faucet. A slow drip can waste 70 to 90 litres per day – that’s about 30,000 litres per year.

For more information on water conservation, click Canadian Water and Wastewater Association