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12-May-2016Thank you for the donations for Fort McMurray

World of Water sent an invitation to our customers late Monday (May 9, 2016) afternoon to give t..


11-May-2016World of Water Donates Water for Fort McMurray

What started with a phone call for a request to donate water to the residents of Fort McMurray, ..


28-Apr-2016Increase to sewer and water rates

A couple of years ago, Giesela Korden had a low flow shower head installed to save money. It's ..


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2016 Manitoba Marathon Announcement

18 - May2016

World of Water is very excited to announce that we will once again be the official water supplier of the 2016 Manitoba Marathon.

The Manitoba Marathon has been an important part of our community for decades, and as World of Water celebrates our 40th Anniversary in 2016 we can truly appreciate the commitment and dedication that is required to maintain such a high standard of excellence.

There is an exciting new twist this year, as for the first time in over 30 years the Manitoba Marathon has reversed the course route. Running the course in reverse will create the optimal ‘runner’ experience throughout the entirety of the course with shade being provided in all the right places.

World of Water will be all over the course as always, providing our DewDrop Distilled water. We will also be located at the Start Line this year allowing the runners to have the opportunity to fill their personal water bottles prior to the race with the ‘Purest Water Possible’.

On the day of the Marathon, World of Water utilizes 17 trucks and with the help of over 70 employees we are able to donate 40,000lbs of water. This year’s race will once again be held on Father’s Day with is June 19, 2016.

On behalf of all the staff at World of Water we would like to wish the dedicated runners, volunteers and sponsors a very successful race. Good luck and be safe.

By World of Water Team

Use Distilled Water with your CPAP Machine

26 - Mar2016

Use distilled water to help keep the humidifier chamber clean and mineral deposit free. Tap water should not be used as it will leave hard white mineral deposits in the chamber as the water evaporates, or it may lead to mold growth. Cases of lung disease have been connected to using contaminated well water in a CPAP humidifier.* Source 

It will be important to clean the chamber each morning, do not leave standing water in the chamber between uses.


By World of Water Team

Find your nearest World of Water location!

17 - Feb2016


If you are in need of pure DewDrop Distilled water and our looking for your nearest WOW location – you don’t have to look far! We have 10 convenient locations throughout the City of Winnipeg, and they are as followed:

  • 326 Keewatin St. (Head Office)
  • 2230 McPhillips St.
  • 1415-B Henderson Hwy.
  • 1783 Plessis Rd.
  • 137 Goulet St.
  • 444 St. Annes Rd.
  • 845 Dakota St.
  • 1743B Pembina Hwy.
  • 1925 Portage Ave.
  • 3275 Portage Ave.

 Live outside the City of Winnipeg, and looking for our DewDrop Distilled water? No problem, we have you covered – we have a World of Water location at 722-18th St in Brandon, 1390 Saskatchewan Ave W. in Portage La Prairie and 415 Main St. in Selkirk.

We invite you to visit our Store finder page to find out all the details of your nearest World of Water location.      


World of Water, your Pure Water and Ice specialists.

By World of Water Team

The 2015 boil-water advisory

28 - Jan2016

On January 27, 2015 the City of Winnipeg was placed under a boil-water advisory -this set off  an unprecedented 48 hours at all World of Water locations. It started at approximately 6:00pm on the 27th, World of Water locations were closed for the day, but as the news broke regarding the advisory we realized that we needed to head back to our Stores. As stories were coming out of grocery stores running out of water, the amount of customers coming into our Stores that night increased. We worked until almost midnight the night of the 27th just to ensure that we had enough product for the next day.

 Our focus was simple- to make sure that anyone who was in need of water, received it. It was not about the sales for those two days, it was making sure our community was taken care of.  We supplied water to WRHA and a variety of hospitals, hotel chains, fast-food restaurants, daycares and schools as well as the general public. 

We have to commend the people of Winnipeg as the wait times in our Stores were 3-4 times longer than at any other time of the year-just due to the high volume of traffic, yet our (new and existing) customers were more than understanding as they patiently waited for water.

We also have to give huge praise to our staff, as without them handling delivery requests and taking care of customers in our Stores we would not have been able to do what we did that day.

Once the boil-water advisory was lifted and things returned back to normal, we were able to reflect on the events of those two days. It goes without saying that it the most hectic and face-paced environment that World of Water has ever seen but it is also a day that will not be forgotten anytime soon!

By World of Water Team



Lead found in Canadian pipes too, experts say.

 Water toxicity experts estimate that at least 200,000 Canadian households are at risk of being exposed to lead through their drinking water as Americans in Flint, Mich., grapple with a drinking water scandal.

Research funded by the Canadian Water Network found that many of the country's older cities still have lead service lines connecting the home to the municipal water supply.

Lead researcher Michele Prevost says that while newer communities may not feature lead anywhere in their water infrastructure, cities built before 1950 often have thousands of homes that still rely on lead service lines.

Prevost, the principal chair on drinking water with the National Science and Engineering Research Council, says many municipalities aren't even aware of how many of the potentially dangerous lines are in use.

But she says some municipalities have made a concerted effort to address the issue and protect residents from lead exposure, which the study says is unsafe for human consumption in any quantity.

Despite those efforts, Prevost says the prospect of a crisis like the one in Flint can't be ruled out.

"We have several large cities that date way back before 1950 in Canada," Prevost said in a telephone interview. "So all of these older cities have lead service lines, and some of them have large numbers over and above 65,000 per city.

The size of a community can also present another risk factor, according to Prevost and other researchers.

Graham Gagnon, director for the Centre of Water Resources Studies at Dalhousie University, said smaller communities are at a disadvantage compared to large centres with the means of cataloguing and replacing problematic pipes.

"For the smaller to mid-sized municipalities ... it wouldn't necessarily surprise me, only from the standpoint that the resources needed to mount a lead service line replacement program are pretty substantial," Gagnon said of the likelihood of a Flint-style situation in Canada. "Knowing some of these cities, they would be challenged to really take this on."

Gagnon also stressed that the home is not the only potential source of exposure. Lead service lines are more prevalent in large buildings such as schools, he said, adding that toxicity could also come about through fixtures, faucets or other components containing lead.

Not all cities are at equal risk of lead exposure through their main infrastructure.

Bu Lam, manager of municipal programs at the Canadian Water Network, said communities built before about 1950 are far more likely to have used lead in either their municipal water mains or the service lines connecting them to local buildings.

The period between 1950 and 1990 served as a transition period, when cities began shifting away from the toxic material, he said. Buildings erected after 1990 are far less likely to feature potentially poisonous pipes, Lam added.

The bulk of problems arise, he said, when lead-free municipal water lines are connected to old lead pipes. Cities can't take charge of making those upgrades, he said, since service lines run off city property and become the responsibility of each individual homeowner.

That responsibility can't be fulfilled on a tight budget. Lam says he's heard of prices ranging anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000, with rates in each city varying according to labour cost, property size and a host of other factors.

Despite the cost, Lam says Canadians must take some responsibility to guarantee their own safety.

"The ideal situation, of course, is not to have any lead pipes at all," he said. "That's not the reality. The reality is that municipalities and homeowners have to play an equal role in trying to address that situation."

Research conducted by Prevost and colleagues in Halifax, Quebec City, Toronto and St. Catharines found that failure to upgrade service lines can in fact leave the residents of a home at greater risk than they were before cities improved their water mains.

Prevost said lead service lines connected to copper city pipes are more likely to cause an initial spike in the amount of lead released through a homeowner's taps due to a chemical reaction between the two metals.

Other metals and compounds pose less risk, and Prevost said municipalities can do much to mitigate risk by keeping careful track of the quality of their water supply.

"If you don't control the water quality and you have a lead service line, then the exposure can be very high and the risk unacceptable," she said. "Some of our Canadian utilities have a lot of service lines, but they're doing a great job in controlling the lead release with chemicals, and it works."

Gagnon said cities have started introducing some innovative strategies to lessen the cost for residents, including zero-interest loans that get repaid through the home water bill.

Gagnon said awareness of situations like the one in Flint, combined with a 2010 corrosion control guideline from Health Canada and the "greater outreach" that municipalities have undertaken, may help to reduce the number of Canadians at risk in the years to come.

Flint switched in 2014 to the Flint River from Detroit's water system. The river water was not treated properly and lead from pipes leached into Flint homes.

Posted By World of Water Team
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