Waterworks Operator

The Waterworks Operator for the LUD of Tyndall-Garson public water system is Grant Plischke.  He can be contacted at:

Water Treatment Plant:  204-268-4169
Cell phone:  204-266-2021

 

To read about Lead in the Manitoba Water Supply published by the Manitoba Drinking Water Office, please click HERE.

 

Click here to view the 2016 Public Water System Annual Report

Click here to view the 2016 Bacterial Test Results

Click here to view the 2016 Certificate of Analysis

 

The LUD of Tyndall-Garson water and sewer project began after the Province of Manitoba Water Stewardship issued a Boil Water Advisory to private wells in the Tyndall and Garson area in July 2000 due to presence of bacterial contamination.  This advisory is still in effect and will remain in effect indefinitely.

Residents are required to connect to the municipal water and sewer system by December 2010, as mandated by By-Law No. 2079-08.  Anyone not yet connected to the system will be noted.  The municipality will then hire a contractor to connect residents to the water and sewer project and the cost will be charged back to the property owner.

Link to: By-Law No. 2079-08

Link to: Approved Water and Sewer Connection Contractors

Municipal water is supplied by a well located beneath the Water Treatment Plant located in Henryville at 34046 Mile 73N.  The water treatment plant operator is Grant Plischke and he can be contacted at 268-4169 (treatment plant) or 266-2021 (cell phone).

Water meters are issued by Grant at the Water Treatment Plant.  A water and sewer connection application must be completed at the Administration Office and a $50.00 fee must be paid before the meter will be issued.  It is the homeowner’s, or in the case of a rental property, the renter’s responsibility to complete this form and pay the connection fee.

Link to: Water & Sewer Connection Application

When moving into or out of a house in Tyndall or Garson, it is the account holder’s responsibility to read the water meter and report the reading to the Utility Clerk at the Administration Office for billing purposes and to report any change of address.  To read the meter, a flashlight must be shone on the display for the numbers to appear.

The water and sewer are billed quarterly, as per By-Law 2114-12.  The Public Utilities Board implemented a utility rate change that commenced April 1st, 2013.  As no request from the PUB has been made for another water rate study at this time, Council passed By-Law No. 2161-16 to carry over the same rates as 2015 to the fiscal year 2016.  Payments can be made at the RM of Brokenhead Administration Office by cash, cheque, credit card, debit, online banking or TIPPs.  Credit card is not accepted by telephone.  Current bills can also be paid at Garson Grocery by cash, cheque or debit card up to the due date.  There is a $1.00 fee per transaction paid to Garson Grocery for this service.  Any over-due accounts must be paid at the RM of Brokenhead office.

Link to: By-Law No. 2161-16

Link to: By-Law No. 2114-12

Disconnection notices will be posted if an account is in arrears after a certain period of time.  The RM of Brokenhead does not permit utility bills to overlap.  If unpaid after the notice has been given, the utility will be shut off at the curb stop and a $100.00 re-connection fee and the full amount of the arrears must be paid before the water and sewer will be turned on again.

 

Common Questions and Concerns

There are common questions and concerns heard by the utility operator/owner of a municipal water system.  The most common ones are included in this link.

Link to:  Common Questions and Concerns

 

Bulk Water

Bulk water can be purchased for swimming pools, flooding outdoor rinks, etc.  A smart card must be purchased at the Administration Office before water can be released from the system.  The smart card has an activation fee of $15.00, and bulk water can be purchased at a rate of $3.06 per cubic meter.  Funds can always be added to the smart card for future need of bulk water.

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