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Water Supply – underground well and pipeline system. 1,000,000 Ltr underground reservoir

Water Supply, Reservoir and Treatment Facility

Water treatment is a combination of green sand and osmosis; resulting in excellent drinking water and not required further water softening for residential use.

Water Distribution

Average Flow – 90,000 gallons/day

Design Flow – 160,000 gallons/day

Iron (Fe) is removed

Chlorine (Cl) is added to Melita’s water supply, as in most other towns in Manitoba.


Type of treatment – 3-cell lagoon FAC

Average flow – 100,000/200,000 gallons/day

Design flow – 250,000 gallons/day

Two lift stations under grade system

No constraints on future system expansion, as needs may demand.

Here is a list of some things to keep out of our sewers:

  • disposable diapers
  • tampons or tampon applicators
  • sanitary napkins 
  • cotton balls and swabs
  • condoms
  • cleaning wipes of any kind
  • facial tissue
  • bandages and bandage wrappings
  • automotive fluids
  • paint, solvents, sealants, and thinners
  • poisons and hazardous waste
  • pet waste
  • Unused Medications
  • Protect drains from chemical spills — do not use sinks for chemical storage or secondary containment.
  • Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG)

Reminder: Grease in sewer pipes causes sewer maintenance problems for property owners and the Town. Never pour grease down your sink drain and try to use your garbage disposal less.

What we will permit down the drain:

The only substances allowed down drains are those that meet all of the following criteria:

  • Nonhazardous
  • No radioactive waste
  • No hazardous chemical waste
  • No untreated biohazardous waste
  • Liquid
  • No solids, sludge, or viscous substances
  • Will not interfere with sewage treatment operations
  • No corrosive pH levels
  • No grease or oil
  • No hot (150°F or higher) temperatures in volumes of more than 10 gallons

Electricity and Natural Gas

For all your electricity and natural gas needs, please contact Manitoba Hydro.