Lead Testing in Drinking Water


The City of Flin Flon is offering free water sample testing for lead in drinking water.

Residential lead testing is a requirement of the City of Flin Flon water system’s operating licence. By collecting a water sample from your home for lead analysis, you will assist us in meeting the terms and conditions of our operating licence as well as ensuring a continued supply of safe reliable drinking water.

If you are interested in having the drinking water in your home tested for lead, please phone or e-mail the City of Flin Flon by Friday, October 20, 2023, using the contact information below and provide your name, address, phone number and email. 

Priority will be given to households with expectant mothers, infants or small children.

Water entering the distribution system from the City of Flin Flon Water Treatment Plant meets the lead guidelines. Lead can enter the water from lead containing materials in the plumbing in homes. Lead services lines were largely phased out by 1975 and lead-containing fixtures and solder by 1990. Some newer homes may have plumbing fixtures containing lead. Testing the drinking water in your home will help the City of Flin Flon assess whether lead is present in residential drinking water and will inform Manitoba Health on the best course of action to take if it exceeds guidelines. 

You will receive the results of your drinking water test.  If your drinking water has elevated lead levels, the City of Flin Flon will provide you with advice on how you can reduce lead in your drinking water. 

The Province of Manitoba website provides additional details on lead in drinking water: https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/water/drinking-water/lead/index.html

To take part in the testing: 
E-mail us your name, address, contact information and if there are any expectant mothers, infants or children in your household.

For more information:
James Reitlo
Acting Director of Works and Operations
(204) 687-0499