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Stephenfield water treatment plant expansion complete in southern Manitoba

The $6.4M project involved building a new water treatment facility complete with a larger reservoir and membrane-filtration equipment, doubling the plant’s treatment capacity.


The government of Manitoba along with federal government and the rural municipality of Dufferin have announced the completion of the Stephenfield Regional Water Treatment Plant expansion project.

“These improvements to the water treatment system in the RM of Dufferin region will help to ensure local residents and businesses continue to receive clean water,” said Blaine Pedersen, local member of government, in a media release. “The completion of this project will provide immediate improvements and help the community remain safe and healthy for years to come.”

The expanded treatment plant was finished ahead of the anticipated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017.  The project involved building a new water treatment facility complete with a larger reservoir and membrane-filtration equipment, doubling the plant’s treatment capacity.

Canada and Manitoba each contributed up to $1 million to this project, representing 30% of the estimated $6.4-million total project cost.

The plant supplies water to four municipalities and four towns with a population base of more than 9,000 people.

“The Pembina Valley Water Cooperative is pleased to complete the construction and start-up of the ‘Stephenfield Expansion’ as a means to provide quality drinking water to the RMs of Dufferin, Grey, Thompson and Morris and the towns of Carman, St. Claude, Haywood and Sperling,” said Greg Archibald, CEO, Pembina Valley Water Cooperative Inc.  “This project will support continued population growth and provide backup capability for disaster response for the RMs in southern Manitoba.”

The Stephenfield Regional Water Treatment Plant is run by the Pembina Valley Water Co-Op, which is owned by 14 municipal governments in southern Manitoba and operates three water treatment facilities supplying water to a population base of approximately 50,000 people over 9,000 sq. km.