About Us

Our Mission

The association is dedicated to environmental stewardship, protection of public health and advancement of water and wastewater professionals through training and educational opportunities.

The objectives of the Association

  • To advance the public awareness of the role of the members in protecting the environment and public health.
  • To plan and initiate or conduct a variety of educational opportunities suited to the needs and requirements of the members.
  • To communicate with the members of the association so as to determine their needs, and to insure that they are aware of the educational opportunities and programs being offered by the Association.
  • To promote activities through which funds may be raised to support the activities of the association.
  • To plan for the continued operation of the Association and it’s programs through the recruitment and training of volunteers.
  • To provide delegates to and support of the programs and policies of the Western Canada Water and Wastewater Association.
  • To promote the sharing of information between members

Constitution, Bylaws & Finance Policy 2014

2015 MWWA Board of Directors

Walkerton DVD – now available – Member cost – $5.00; Non-members – $10.00!

OPERATOR PROFILE – Blank form available below.

Operator Profile form available here!

Board Members

MWWA Member

Karly Friesen - MWWA Chair

City of Portage la Prairie – Manager, WPCF
97 Saskatchewan Avenue E
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L8
Phone: 204-239-8359 Fax: 204-239-8364
kfriesen@city-plap.com

MWWA Member

Chris Hanson - Past Chair

Parks Canada – Riding Mountain National Park
Wasagaming, MB R0J 2H0
Phone: (204) 848-7274
Fax: (204) 848-7276
chris.hanson@pc.gc.ca

MWWA Member

Dan McDermid - 1st Vice Chair

dmcdermid@cityofselkirk.com
Director of Operations – City of Selkirk
Office 204-785-4932
Fax 204-785-8388

MWWA Member

Kevin Oestreicher - 2nd Vice Chair

325kevo@gmail.com
Operator – Water Treatment
City of Winkler
185 Main Street, Winkler, MB R6W 1B4
Phone: 204-325-8711 Fax: 204-325-5915

MWWA Member

Alan Howe - Director – Over 10,000 under 50,000

City of Brandon – Junior Operator
108 – 26th Street North
Brandon, MB R7B 1J6
Phone: (204) 729-2274
Fax: (204) 729-5857
Email: a.howe@brandon.ca

MWWA Member

Mike Gottfried - Director - Over 50,000 population

mgottfried@winnipeg.ca
City of Winnipeg
552 Plinquet St
Winnipeg, MB R2J 0G1
Phone: 204-805-5728 Fax: 204-986-7576

MWWA Member

Kerri McIvor - Director – Over 2,000 under 10,000

Operator – RM of Headingley
1 126 Bridge Rd
Headingley, MB R4H 1G9
Phone: (204) 805-4526
Fax: (204) 831-7207
Email: kerri.mcivor@live.com

MWWA Member

Darcy Dearsley - Director – Under 2,000 population

RM of Argyle – Town Engineer
Box 40
Baldur, MB R0K 0B0
Phone: (204) 825-7285
Fax: (204) 535-2176
argyleplant@inetbiz.ca

MWWA Member

Denis Saquet - Director - Over 2,000 Under 10,000

Manager of Operations
Town of Neepawa
Box 339, 275 Hamilton Street
Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0
1-204-476-7600
ea@wcgwave.ca

MWWA Member

William (Bill) Brenner - Director – Over 2,000 under 10,000

bbrenner@dauphin.ca
Director of Public Works & Operations, City of Dauphin
100 Main Street S
Dauphin, MB R7N 1K3
Phone: 204-622-3212 Fax: 204-622-3291

MWWA Member

Lloyd Boyer - First Nations Director

Instructor – Keeseekoowenin (Skyman) Enterprise
Box 352
Elphinstone, MB R0J 0N0
Phone: 204-625-2414
Fax: 204-943-3083
laboyerkeese@yahoo.ca

MWWA Member

Marc Balcaen, B.Sc., C.E.T. - Provincial Representative (Appointed)

Office of Drinking Water
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship
1007 Century Street, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0W4
Phone: (204) 945-7014
Fax: 204-638-8626
marc.balcaen@gov.mb.ca

MWWA Member

Siobhan Burland Ross, M.Eng., P.Eng. - Provincial Representative (Appointed)

Manager, Mines and Wastewater
Environmental Approvals Branch
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship
160 – 123 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A5
Phone: (204) 945-7015
Fax: (204) 945-5229
Siobhan.BurlandRoss@gov.mb.ca

MWWA Member

Jacob Waldner - Director - Semi-Public

j64e64@yahoo.ca
Maple Grove Colony
Box 40, Lauder, MB R0M 1C0
Phone: 204-858-2647, Ext. 107 Fax: 204-858-2004

MWWA Member

Brian Taylor - Director - Over 10,000 / Under 50,000

City of Portage la Prairie – Manager, Public Works
97 Saskatchewan Avenue E
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L8
Phone: 204-239-8352 Fax: 204-857-7275
btaylor@city-plap.com

MWWA Member

Garry Dalgarno - Director - Semi Public

Water Plant Operator
Box 2200, Virden, MB R0M 2C0
Phone: 204-567-3855 Fax: 204-567-3787
garrydalgarno@rmofwallace.com

MWWA Member

Iva Last - Executive Director

Manitoba Water and Wastewater Association
Box 1600, 215 – 9 Saskatchewan Avenue W.
Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 3P1
Phone: (204) 239-6868 Toll Free: (866) 396-2549
Fax: (204) 239-6872
mwwa@mymts.net

MWWA Member

Terra Van Deynze - Administrative Assistant

Manitoba Water and Wastewater Association
Box 1600, 215 – 9 Saskatchewan Avenue W.
Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 3P1
Phone: (204) 239-6868
Toll Free: (866) 396-2549
mwwa@mymts.net

Awards

  1. Lorne Sayer Award
  2. Jim Warrener Rookie of the Year
  3. George Balacko Operator of the Year
  4. Supplier of the Year Award (the nomination forms for this award will be included in your registration package at the Annual Conference)

Past Award Winners

Lorne Sayer Award

  • 2016 Colin Allingham
  • 2015 Dale Scott
  • 2014 Ovide Ouellette
  • 2013 Brad McIntosh
  • 2012 Trevor Richardson
  • 2011 Allen K. Recksiedler
  • 2010 Kelly Braden
  • 2009 Dan Rempel
  • 2008 Wayne Wall
  • 2007 Don Webb
  • 2006 Bill Zacharias
  • 2005 Ken Mattes
  • 2004 Glenn Steinke
  • 2003 Kelly Kjartanson
  • 2002 Dave Maunder
  • 2001 Al Jamieson
  • 2000 Jim Warrener
  • 1999 George Balacko

Jim Warrener Rookie Operator of the Year

  • 2016 - Brady Burla - RM of Riding Mountain West
  • 2015 - Marc Rivard - Town of Birtle
  • 2014 - Jesse Taylor - City of Portage la Prairie
  • 2013 Kerri McIvor - RM of Headingley
  • 2012 Mark Wiltsey - City of Brandon
  • 2011 Dylan Funk - City of Selkirk
  • 2010 Ed Partyka - City of Selkirk

George Balacko Operator of the Year

  • 2016 Ed Partyka - City of Selkirk
  • 2015 - Paul Maxon - City of Brandon
  • 2014 Ken Moore - RM of Pipestone
  • 2013 Travis Duff - City of Winkler
  • 2012 Richard Bezdietny - RM of Gimli
  • 2011 Lloyd Beckley - G3 Regional Water
  • 2010 Colin Allingham - City of Winnipeg
  • 2009 Michael Sandney - Portage la Prairie
  • 2008 Richard Dupuis – PVWC – Morris
  • 2007 Ron Grove - City of Selkirk
  • 2006 George Jago - City of Brandon
  • 2005 Bill Reimer - City of Winkler
  • 2004 Rick West – City of Selkirk
  • 2003 Jim Fuchs – RM of Hanover
  • 2002 Rick Yanchycki – Portage la Prairie
  • 2001 Philip Beardy – York Landing First Nation
  • 2000 Patrick Richard & Wesley Roulette – Sandy Bay First Nation
  • 1999 George Squires – Neepawa
  • 1998 Andy Dmitruk – Selkirk
  • 1997 Jack Cronk – PVWC

Supplier of the Year

(Chosen by members at the annual conference)
  • 2016 - Mueller Canada - Don Webb
  • 2015 Wolseley Canada
  • 2014 Hach Canada
  • 2013 ClearTech
  • 2012 Flocor
  • 2011 Wolseley Waterworks Group
  • 2010 Tim Maunder - Top Shot Municipal Services
  • 2009 Ron Byron - Brenntag
  • 2008 Bob Downing – H2O Innovation
  • 2007 Dan Shamlock – Power & Mine Supply
  • 2006 Jean Courcelles–Wolseley Waterworks
  • 2005 Keith Zentner – ClearTech
  • 2004 Don Webb – Mueller Canada
  • 2003 Keith Zentner – ClearTech

Past Chairpersons

MWWA Chairpersons 1973 to Present

  • Chris Hanson 2013 - 2015
  • Dale Scott 11–13
  • Brad McIntosh 09–11
  • Trevor Richardson 07–09
  • Wayne Wall 05–07
  • Al Turner 03–05
  • Ken Mattes 00 - 03
  • Randy Sigurdson 99 - 00
  • Alfred Beghin 97–99
  • Dan McInnes 96-97
  • Dave Maunder 94–96
  • Barry McBride 93–94
  • Jack Cronk 91–93
  • Dwight Gibson 90–91
  • Herb Gehrling
  • Kelly Kjartanson 88–89
  • Ernie Krieger 87
  • Art Sparling 86
  • Glenn Steinke 85
  • Allen Stephen 84
  • Andy Dmitruk 83–84
  • Dave Thompson 82–83
  • Dave Muir 81–82
  • Jim Adams 80–81
  • Al Jamieson 79–80
  • John Munson 78
  • Bob Carlson 77
  • Dirk Van Es 76
  • Bernie Doerksen 75
  • George Balacko 74
  • Walter Novak 73–74

MWWA Life Members

  • Wayne Wall - 2016
  • James Warrener - 2016
  • George Balacko - 2016