Manitoba Water Well Association

1082 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 5J3

Phone: 204.589.6166


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About MWWA


The Manitoba Water Well Association was formed in 1958 as an industry association for Water Well Contractors and Associated Tradesmen.


In 1967, the association was incorporated under the Manitoba Companies Act as a non-profit corporation. . . more . . . 



MWWA welcomes new board members


The Manitoba Water Well Association held its general meeting in Portage la Prairie on Friday November the 1st.  One of the agenda items included nominations to fill board positions.


Newly appointed Board members are:

  • Albert Van Linge - Maple Leaf Enterprises Ltd
  • Troy Will - Paddock Drilling
  • Jamie Bruce - A.M. Bruce Drilling
  • Jason Friesen - Friesen Drillers
  • Don Jago - Southern Water
  • Sonny Rohne - Interlake Water Supply
  • Ernie Futros - Perimeter Drilling
  • Dave Kiansky - Kiansky Bros.

MWWA welcomes each new board member - it is only through the dedication and work of active water well association members that allows us to meet the goals and objectives of the organization.


Together we can achieve!


Well Aware Booklet


A guide to caring for your well and protecting your family health is available by clicking on the link to Water Stewardship Branch.  The document is available in both English and French language


The Well Aware Program was developed by Green Communities Canada in Ontario in 2001.  The Ontario Water Well Association provided technical expertise and support to Green Communities Canada to ensure material reflected the unique needs of wells installed in that Province.


This program has been very successful in terms of well care information to well owners.


Overland Flooding and Well Water Safety 


  • The Chief Provincial Public Health Officer is reminding Manitobans with private wells or systems using untreated water in areas affected by overland flooding of the steps they should take for the safety of their drinking water
  • As a precautionary measure, people using water from wells or other sources that may have been affected by flooding should boil their water before using it or find alternative supplies of drinking water until flooding subsides and testing confirms the water is safe to drink
  • Visit library/en/spring outlook/wellwater safety fact sheet.pdf for more information 
  • during a flood or periods of heavy rain, there is an increased risk that wells may become contaminated.  Homeowners are responsible for assessing the risk to their wells and should boil water used for drinking and cooking if the risk is high.        
  • for more information on the health and safety risks of flooding, visit                      















Guest Speaker - May 3rd, 2019 Meeting

The Manitoba Water Well Association is exploring and promoting the importance of water well drillers in the Province to hold a certification that recognizes quality drilling operations and that certification process be administered by the industry.

Mark Miller, Executive Director of MOPIA addressed the group about their experience in implementing a certification process that reduces the risk in management of ozone depleting substances. 

MOPIA started their industry association with about 50 recognized individuals in the repair, installation, recovery and recycling procedures for sealed systems, including the recovery and recycling procedures.  MOPIA now has over 6,000 recognized and qualified professionals involved in the HVAC industry.  They participate in ongoing educational awareness courses in order to maintain recognized qualifications.

MOPIA is an industry association managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  It is a very successful cost effective organization in which "industry manages industry".

The Manitoba Water Well Industry Association (MWWA) continues to pursue an industry driven certificate association similar to that of MOPIA.

Members provided unanimous support at its May 25, 2018 to pursue certification management for water well drillers and pump installers.  To that end the Executive of MWWA has met many times with government representatives to recognize and promote industry driven certification in Manitoba.  

Those discussions are ongoing.

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