Municipal Water Service

The RM of Stanley has an extensive network of potable water systems. Below you will find some common questions and answers regarding the water utility systems.

What areas of the municipality have water services?

A major portion of the municipality is serviced with potable water service. To find out if there is water service in your area or to find out how to get water service contact the municipal administration office.

Where does the water come from?

  • The Massey system receives water from an aquifer located on the escarpment in the south/west area of the municipality.
  • The Cheval system receives water from the Minnewasta Lake.
  • All other Stanley owned water systems receive water from the Pembina Valley Water Co-op which treats water from the Red River.
  • The Border Valley Water Co-op is an independent water Co-op and provides potable drinking water for the village of Reinland and surrounding area.
  • The Blumenfeld/Hochfeld Water Co-op is an independent water co-op and provides potable drinking water for the villages of Blumenfeld, Hochfeld, and surrounding areas.

Who determines the price of water?

The municipality sets the price of water through a by-law approved by the Public Utilities Board. The Public Utilities Board acts as a regulator of prices for utilities in Manitoba.

For more information on the Public Utilities Board visit

How do I get water service to my property?

Contact the municipal administration office for information on obtaining water service. Click here for the Water Connection Fees Policy.

Where can I find additional information on the water systems?

You can view one of the following annual reports:

Who can I contact about questions/concerns?

  • For emergencies regarding any Stanley utility system call 204-325-4101 and press 7 when prompted.
  • For general questions or inquiries contact the municipal administration office. Email: or Ph: 204-325-4101

Private Water Well Owner Information

Owning a Private Water Well is the responsibility of the land owner. All proper permits and applications are required to be filled out, and can be done so through the following contacts or links:

  • Water Use Licensing Section - 200 Saulteaux Crescent, Winnipeg, MB - Phone 204-945-3983 - Fax 204-948-2357 Email:
  • Information on Managing an existing well