Winnipeg residents can have their say on the city’s new draft water bylaw by attending one of two meetings or submitting feedback online.
The new bylaw would replace the existing Water Works Bylaw No. 504/73, which has been in effect since 1973. It strengthens measures to protect the city’s waterworks system and safeguard the high quality of Winnipeg’s drinking water.
Some of the key revisions proposed in the new draft water bylaw are:
- Expanding the types of properties required to install a device that prevents water in a building from entering the City’s drinking water system
- Increasing restrictions for the use of public and private fire hydrants
- Adding requirements to ensure water meters are installed using a standardized approach that would improve safety and access
- Significantly increasing fines for bylaw violations