The sanitary sewer system consists of 54.1 kms of sewer mains, 689 manholes, 3,309 service lines and 6 lift stations all leading to the Wastewater Treatment Plant located at the north end of Main Street.
The City of Selkirk is working with The Manitoba Water Services Board (MWSB) to replace the existing Wastewater Treatment Plant to meet new provincial regulations. The City has been working closely with an engineering firm and the MWSB to meet the deadlines to remove both phosphorus and nitrogen from the end product.
The benefits for this project expand past the borders of our city. Lake Winnipeg and the Red River are both environmentally impacted by the effluent leaving the Wastewater Treatment Plant. By reducing the amount of phosphorus and nitrogen from the wastewater stream, the City will aid in the overall health of the lake and river system. There are currently 3,309 households and businesses connected to the wastewater system. The construction of a new Wastewater Treatment Plant will increase the City’s ability to treat more wastewater from our neighbouring communities. The existing facility currently receives wastewater from properties both south and north of our borders.
Water and Sewer Emergencies
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – (204) 785-4930
Weekends or after 4:30 p.m. call our emergency line – (204) 785-4949.
If your call is not immediately answered, please leave a message and you will receive a call back promptly.
Storm Sewer System
In some sections of the City, storm water and sanitary sewers are combined or are so old that residents experience sewer backup and basement flooding.
The City has been working on a Sewer Relief Project since 1995 to replace these sections of sewer, and more remains to be done.
To learn more about the Sewer Relief Project, please view the attached power point presentation.