August 18, 2017


27° C, A few clouds

Full Forecast


Advertise With Us

Frozen pipe resources

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 16/3/2014 (1250 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Cold hard truth as of Sunday

Number of frozen water pipe reports this winter: 1,915

Number of properties where water has been restored: 722

Number of properties on the list for the city's thawing service: 1,193

Number of properties with city-installed temporary hose lines: 409

Number of properties without a water supply to their taps due to frozen pipes: 784

Number of properties identified as being at an increased risk of interruption in water services because of the possibility of frozen pipes: 5,447

When to let the cold tap trickle...

-- You received notice from the city that your property is at risk.

-- You are getting your water from a temporary hose line.

-- City crews have thawed a pipe for you this winter.

-- Do not run a tap non-stop if you have not received notice from the city. This will cut the risk of overwhelming the sewer system.

Shower power

The city has opened the first of three frozen water pipe resource centres, at the Cindy Klassen recreation complex at 999 Sargent Ave.

People without water can register, take a shower, fill jugs and get information from 311 staff.

The Red Cross and Salvation Army have coffee and snacks, cleaning kits, and personal-hygiene kits.

The centre will operate Monday to Friday between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday between 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Two more centres will open soon in southwest and east Winnipeg.

The city is offering free access to shower facilities at all 12 indoor pool locations as well as the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre (625 Osborne St.).

Fire stations that offer water

You can fill water containers for free at city fire stations between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Please provide your address to the staff. If you do not have any suitable drinking-water containers, one will be provided. If you are not able to do this, contact 311. The following stations offer fill ups:

Elmwood/East Kildonan

55 Watt St.

640 Kimberley Ave.

Point Douglas

65 Ellen St.

Fort Rouge

150 Osborne St.

799 Lilac St.

Daniel McIntyre

845 Sargent Ave.


603 Redwood Ave.

St. James/Brooklands

1354 Border St.

320 Whytewold Rd.

River Heights/Fort Garry

1780 Taylor Ave.

1567 Waverley St.

St. Vital

1057 St Mary's Rd.

St. Boniface

1083 Autumnwood Dr.


701 Day St.


Advertise With Us

You can comment on most stories on You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Photo Store

Scroll down to load more