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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..

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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, ..

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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.

Source: www.cpap.com

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.

http://www.worldofwater.ca/store-locations.html      

 

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

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Possible brown water in St.James after massive water main break.

02-Mar-2016
The city warned brown water may begin to flow in St. James following a large water main break overnight Monday.

As of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, two roads in the area remained temporarily closed as crews continued their clean-up.  

The overnight water main break closed an eight-block radius in St. James.

The impacted routes include St. Matthews Avenue between Berry and King Edward streets, plus Berry Street between St. Matthews and Silver avenues.

While the water main was repaired in the afternoon, the city closed eastbound lanes of St. Matthews Avenue between Roseberry and Parkview streets.

Lanes of traffic were expected to open later on Tuesday as the water is cleared.

Crews have already worked for hours to repair the damage, then sand and scrape surfaces, in order to open up the streets to traffic.
 

Homes flooded, business halted

Four homes just off St. Matthews on Parkview and Roseberry have water damage inside and out. One of them is David Gunson's house, which is right next to where the water main broke.

“The neighbours called us and said, ‘You better get home fast, because there's water rushing out of your house,’” he said. "I've seen some water main breaks, but this was a lot of water."

Water got into Gunson’s basement, and some of his belongings got wet. Contractors are going to tear up the carpet and replace the drywall.

"It's washed away most of my lawn, the patio blocks on the side of the house. The garage is covered in ice, like an ice rink. The backyard is covered in ice."

Gunson believes he may be on the hook for the insurance deductible, and he doesn't think that's right. "We pay enough in taxes. We should have somebody fixing the pipes and the roads on a regular basis for us, I think."

Nick Cannizzaro, manager of Canada Car Color Inc. on St. Matthews Avenue, told CTV News the business has no running water due to the water main break.

While the city dropped off temporary water for the business to use, Cannizzaro said he was told it would take two days to return to normal. 

Work was halted at Clear Collision autobody repair centre because the water flooded their lot and they couldn't get the fence open to get vehicles in for painting.

“We've got customers we were trying to get in here this morning…and we actually had to end up cancelling because of the ice and the water,” said Andrew Plew, an automotive painter with Clear Collision.
  

Brown water woes

Residents who notice discoloured water should turn on the cold water tap and let the water run for a few minutes; the city suggests using a bathtub tap as there’s no screen to trap sediment.

It also recommends catching some water in a light-coloured cup. If the water isn’t clear, residents are told to shut off the tap, wait 30 minutes and try again.

The city said discoloured water shouldn’t last long; however, if water remains unclear for two to three hours, residents should contact 311.

Posted By World of Water Team
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