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1 Winnipegs Water Infrastructure How water gets from the Shoal Lake Aqueduct to our taps

2 Deacon Reservoir This is where the Shoal Lake Aqueduct ends. At any time, Deacon holds a 28 day supply of water for all of Winnipeg.

3 Which reservoir is your house closest to?

4 Regional Reservoirs MacLean Station Marion) Wilkes Station (Hurst Waverley ) McPhillips Station Logan)

5 Balancing Storage Inflow from branch aqueduct Emergency Storage Normal daily use Fire Storage Dead Storage Balancing Storage – for times of high demand Emergency Storage – in case a major pipe breaks Fire Storage – in case there is a huge fire Dead Storage – water that sits below the outflow Reservoir Storage

6 Why do you think this is? Regional reservoirs in Winnipeg are underground

7 From the Reservoirs… Pumping stations around the city get the water going… Pumping stations around the city get the water going… Taché McPhillips Hurst MacLean Deacon Booster Station

8 Down the Pipes… 1. Branch Aqueducts - from Deacon to the regional reservoirs 2. Feeder Mains - From regional reservoirs to major city blocks 3. Water Mains – Run under most city streets 4. Customer Connections – Hook your home into the water main

9 Whats the diameter of our Water Mains? 150 millimetres or 6 inches - Common (52%) 150 millimetres or 6 inches - Common (52%) 200 millimetres or 8 inches - (18%) 200 millimetres or 8 inches - (18%) 250 millimetres or 10 inches - Uncommon (13%) 250 millimetres or 10 inches - Uncommon (13%)

10 What are they made out of? Plastic or PVC (43%) Plastic or PVC (43%) Asbestos Concrete Asbestos Concrete (28%) (28%) Iron (26%) Iron (26%)

11 From the Water Main to your Home The two most common customer connections from the pipe to your home are: 19mm or ¾ Copper or 13mm or ½ Lead (Older Homes)

12 There is a valve or service box that controls the water at the customer connection. 2. So water can be shut off if the customer has not paid their bill. Why do you think that is? Why do you think that is? 1. To repair leaks in the service line.

13 Water Meters Keep Count… Come in many sizes Come in many sizes Measures water for billing Measures water for billing Shows how much water is used Shows how much water is used Detects costly water leaks! Detects costly water leaks!

14 There are 2,519 km of water main pipes under the City. There are 20,562 fire hydrants in Winnipeg. Controlled with 26,832 water valves

15 More Water System Statistics from 2009 Aqueducts = 199 km Aqueducts = 199 km Feeder mains = 150 km Feeder mains = 150 km Water mains = 2519 km Water mains = 2519 km # of Hydrants = 20,562 # of Hydrants = 20,562 # of Billed Services = 193,109 # of Billed Services = 193,109


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