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Municipal Services

The Rural Municipality of Kelsey's fire protection is contracted out through the Town of The Pas Fire Department.

The Rural Municipality of Kelsey has police protection through the R.C.M.P. in the Town of The Pas. As well, the R.M.'s many residents have come together to organize a Neighborhood Watch program throughout the R.M. area.

Ambulance Service is also provided through the Town of The Pas.

The Rural Municipality of Kelsey has a number of undeveloped lots for commercial development.  These lots are located at Highway 10 North of the Town of The Pas and Opaskwayak Cree Nation at a cost of $1.00 per lot.  These lots are serviced by a frontage road and drainage. Some of the lots have already been purchased and developed by local businesses including a meat processing plant, the recycling centre and a pet kennel, just to name a few.  For more information please call the RM of Kelsey office at 204-623-7474 or toll free at 1-888-535-7391

The RM of Kelsey also has an Industrial Park, located by Highway 10 South of the Town of The Pas.  Businesses developed there consist of a railway, sawmill, heavy duty mechanic repair and small engine repair shop, just to name a few.

The Rural Municipality of Kelsey offers you plenty of land to experience true country living. Whether you're looking for rural residential living in the Ralls Island area, excellent farmland of Carrot River Valley or the true wilderness of Cranberry Portage and Wanless, there is an abundance of land available to build your dreams.

The Rural Municipality of Kelsey has a joint recycling program with the Town of The Pas and Opaskwayak Cree Nation.  After a short period of closure due to staffing and funding, the Recycling Centre is back up and running.  Please contact Bernie Smigelski at The Pas & Area Recycling Centre at (204) 623-5423 if you require information regarding their programs or check out their website at

The Rural Municipality of Kelsey also co-hosts the Used Oil Recycling Centre with the Town of The Pas and Opaskwayak Cree Nation. The used oil depot is situated at the Town of The Pas Landfill site.

The Grace Lake Airport is under the jurisdiction of the Rural Municipality of Kelsey with a CASARA program running by the members of the airport. Many private hangers are located at this airport along with Beaver Air Service, airplane repair shop and life flight services. Chartered flights are also available to serve the public. The R.M. of Kelsey residents also have access to The Pas Airport, which is, located approximately 25 miles out at Clearwater Lake Provincial Park. This airport has daily departures to Winnipeg by Calm Air and Bearskin Airlines.


2013 Annual Audit for the R.M. of Kelsey Rural Water Treatment Plant

Where do we get our water from?

The R.M. of Kelsey receives its water from two wells in the Saskram Lake Area

Do we treat our water?

At this time we do not do any treatment

hy & How do we disinfect our water?

Disinfection is the selective destruction or inactivation disease causing organism in the water. The Drinking Water Safety Act and all other supporting regulations require that we disinfect our water before we send it to our customers and that we have an adequate amount of disinfectant in our distribution system to insure that water is safe for consumer use.

This disinfection of the water is Sodium Hypochlorite at a 12% solution

Are any other chemicals added to the water?

At this time there are no other chemicals added

How much treated water storage do we have?

The facility has a two cell reservoir that holds up to 300,000 litres of water

What is the distribution system?

It is a network of underground pipes that are used to convey the treated water to our consumers. We carry out regular maintenance of the system to insure that it is working properly

Is the water test? What for? When?

Water tests are taken on a regular basis to ensure that the water is safe, to meet the regulatory requirements and to monitor how the facility is preforming. The water is tested at the water treatment facility and at various locations throughout the distribution system. All of the testing results are submitted to the Provincial office of Drinking Water for review

Disinfectant testing: We test the chlorine level at the water treatment plant daily (minimum chlorine residual of 0.5 mg/l). We also do chlorine tests on the distribution system on a bi-weekly basis (minimum chlorine residual on the distribution system is 0.1mg/l)

Bacterial testing: We do 3 bacterial tests bi-weekly, one on the raw water, one on the treated water and one on the distribution water. A positive result may be an indication that disease causing organism may be resent and a retest is required

What are the results of the tests?

The following summarizes the disinfection monitoring and reporting for 2013:

Regulatory Requirement PWS Performance

A) Free Chlorine Residual                               0.5 mg/l                                                                100%

entering the distribution system

B) Free Chlorine Residual                                 0.1 mg/l                                                                100%

In the distribution system

The following summarizes the bacteriological monitoring and reporting regulatory:

Requirement PWS Performance

A) Number of raw water samples                             26                                           25

B) Number of treated water samples                         26                                           25

C) Number of distribution samples                            26                                           25

D) Frequency of testing                                           Bi-weekly                                  96%

E) Total coli form present in water samples           0 TC per 100ml                             0%

F) E.coli present in water samples                              0 EC per 100ml                             0%

Were there any emergencies, regulatory compliance issues or other operational issues to report for 2013?

There were regulatory compliance issues in 2013 with the bacterial testing. 1 of 26 required tests went missing, this was due to busing issues.

Additional Operating License Requirements?

A water chemistry was done on July 4th, 2012 and the results show that all the health parameters were met as per our operating license

What does the R.M. have in place to alert staff to water emergencies?

We have in place an alarm system that phones the operator if there is a high/low water level in the water plant and an emergency phone line if a customer is having a problem with the system

Who can you call with questions or concerns regarding your potable water?

For general questions during regular business hours call the R.M. of Kelsey Administration Office at (204)623-7474. After hours please use the emergency phone number.