October 15, 2021
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE RM OF STANLEY AND THE CITY OF WINKLER ARE REDUCING THE WATER CONSERVATION LEVEL TO A STAGE 2 - MODERATE.
In June we issued a level 3 – severe water conservation level, and in early August the region also declared a local State of Drought Emergency. This declaration was made in partnership with many local municipalities to emphasize the severity of the situation we were facing as a region.
The underground storages (aquifers) are what we have been protecting to carry us through the winter, in the event the Red River cannot produce enough water for us.
With the combination of recent rains; the work done by PVWC to lower their intakes; the forecasted river flows; and reduced demands over winter we feel we can drop the conservation level for the next months. We are however, still asking residents to continue water conservation efforts to protect our levels for the coming spring and summer season.
Though we are still in a Drought State of Emergency, we have reduced our current water conservation level to a Stage 2 – moderate. We are continuing to prepare for next spring/summer should there not be enough run off in all PVWC service areas.
We are grateful for all the efforts that have been put in by residents and would like to express our thanks to all of those that participated in the water conservation effort this summer. Your efforts made a tremendous difference!
For more details on the current water conservation level, visit:
To view Pembina Valley Water Co-op's Use Water Wisely Brochure (urban) including conservation tips, click here. To view their Use Water Wisely Brochure (rural), click here. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to reduce your water consumption!
Click here to view the Pembina Valley Water Co-op "Drought State of Emergency" Notice
Click here to view the Joint Media Release from Morden, Winkler, Stanley "Drought State of Emergency" Notice
Project Rain Barrel - August 20, 2021
The City of Morden, City of Winkler, and RM of Stanley are working together to reduce water consumption in light of the extreme drought conditions in the region.
As a result, a new program to provide rain barrels at a cost-shared rate to residents has been developed. Click here for more information.