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Public water service outlets

The public water service outlet located at Portage Avenue and the Perimeter Highway is temporarily closed for upgrades. It is expected to reopen in summer 2020.

Please visit the public water service outlet at 1539 Waverley Street (access off Chevrier Boulevard via Waverley Street).

Public water service outlets locations and service sizes:

  • 1539 Waverley Street
    • 3-inch service for Keyguard customers
    • 2-inch service for coin-operated customers
  • Portage Avenue at the Perimeter Highway
    • 3-inch service only
    • Coin and Keyguard operated
    (We no longer offer a 2-inch outlet at the Portage Avenue station.) If you still require a 2-inch hookup, you will need to provide a 3-inch to 2-inch camlock adapter.

Rate

Rates are effective January 1 of each year, unless otherwise noted.

  2018 rate
2019 rate
2020 rate
per cubic metre $3.75 $3.80 $3.90

Standpipe station photoFill your tank

  • Drive to the side of the building.

  • We do not supply hoses. You must supply your own.
  • Connect your Shank 2-inch or 3-inch Camlock Part C Type fitting at the end of your hose to the 2-inch or 3-inch male Camlock fitting protruding from the water fill station building.

    You are required to have a backflow prevention device or an air gap installed on your truck or hose when filling at standpipe locations. We monitor all water fill stations to ensure compliance. If you do not comply with the loading procedures, we will cancel your privileges at the water fill stations and may charge you with violating the by-law.

There are two ways you can prevent backflow:

  1. Preferred

    • Install a permanent plumbing fixture on your hauling vehicle that creates an air gap between the end of the fill pipe and the tank on your hauling vehicle.
    • The air gap must be twice the diameter of the inlet pipe. For example, if the diameter of your fill hose is 2 inches, the air gap must be 4 inches.
    • Use your own hose with a Shank 2-inch or 3-inch Camlock Part C Type fitting to connect to the water fill station.
      Preferred connection illustration
  2. Alternative

    • Install a permanent reduced pressure back flow prevention device either on your hauling vehicle, or on your hose between the filling Camlock and the tank.
    • Use your own hose with a Shank 2-inch or 3-inch Camlock Part C Type fitting to connect to the water fill station.
    • Each year, arrange and pay for a licensed backflow prevention tester to test the backflow prevention device. Have them submit a test report that certifies that the device is in good working condition.
      Alternate option
      Reduced pressure backflow prevention device
    Illustration of Reduced pressure backflow prevention device
    3-inch Camlock Part C Type fitting
    Camlock illustration

Ensuring water safety

Backflow prevention devices and air gaps protect water quality by:

  • preventing harmful substances from entering the City's water system
  • preventing cross contamination from the use of the same hose by numerous water haulers

The use of backflow prevention devices are required by the Provincial Drinking Water Safety Act and the City of Winnipeg Water By-law.

Other recommendations

If you are transporting drinking water, we recommend that you:

  • Use a hose designed for drinking water with the NSF/ANSI Standard No. 61 certification (e.g., Tigerflex UVF or Tigerflex 2020 hose, Tan bulk food grade hose or Kidde Fire Fighting Super Aquaduct Hose).
  • Label all hoses and water containers to be used for drinking water.
  • Protect all hoses and water containers from contamination when not in use.
  • Periodically disinfect all hoses and water containers.

Additional information:

Last updated: May 5, 2020

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