2020 Waste Collection Calendar Out Now!

The calendar has been sent out, but if you would like to download a digital copy or reference it now, please see it here!

Waste Collection Schedule Changes for December

Due to holiday closures, our waste collection calendar has some changes for the end of December. This includes the next compost collection.

Southeast: Garbage and Recycling Collection on Tuesday December 24th, and Tuesday December 31st. Compost Collection on Monday December 30th.

Southwest: Recycling Collection on Tuesday December 24th, Garbage Collection on Friday December 27th, Compost Collection Tuesday December 31st, Garbage and Recycling Collection Thursday January 2nd, 2020.

Northwest: Garbage and Recycling Collection Friday December 27th, and Thursday December 2nd. Compost Collection Thursday January 2nd, 2020.

Northeast: Garbage and Recycling Collection on Friday December 27th, Garbage, Compost and Recycling Collection on Friday January 3rd, 2020.

Christmas Tree Pick-Up: Monday, January 13th, 2020.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Have you been hearing about the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program that recently launched in Altona/Rhineland? Curious about what it means for our community?

Join us for a brief presentation, followed by more in-depth conversation about this economic immigration program – coffee is on us!

Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at 7 pm at the Rhineland Pioneer Centre.

All Altona and Rhineland residents are welcome!

Post-Storm Clean-Up

The Town of Altona Public Works Department has been working hard to clear the streets after the storm that rolled through this weekend. This week, they plan to continue clearing streets, and will also clean up downed branches from boulevard trees.

If you have fallen branches on your yard, you may either drop them off at the landfill for free during regular hours, or the compost site after hours. If you are unable to haul the branches to landfill or compost yourself, please place them neatly on the boulevard as soon as possible to be hauled by Public Works as they work their way through town.

Landfill hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Lifted

On October 8th, 2019 a precautionary boil water advisory was called for homes on Westwood Crescent, Westwood Drive, and Sunflower Crescent, due to distribution depressurization.

As of October 11th, 2019 at 3:15 pm, we have officially received the tests back and can now lift this precautionary boil water advisory. You may now resume regular water usage.

Thank you.

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued

Due to a major sewer main repair, the Town of Altona Public Works were forced to shut off water to homes along 4th St SW; including Elmwood School and homes on Westwood Crescent, Westwood Drive, and Sunflower Crescent. Redwood Bay is not affected as previously advised.
Distribution depressurization can compromise the safety of the water supply; therefore, a precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for those homes starting Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 to ensure public health protection.
According to the Office of Drinking Water, all water used for consumption should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute before it is used for:

  • Drinking and ice-making
  • Preparing beverages, such as infant formula
  • Preparing food, including washing fruits and vegetables
  • Brushing teeth

It is not necessary to boil tap water used for other household purposes, such as laundry or washing dishes. Adults and older children that are able to avoid swallowing the water can wash, bathe, or shower. Young children should be sponge bathed. If boiling is not practical, an alternate and safe supply of water should be used for consumptive purposes; i.e. bottled water.

To avoid burn injuries from hot water, caution should be taken. Please keep young children away from boiling water, and place kettles and pots away from counter and stove edges.
Please share this information with other people who use the tap water in this area.

The Boil Water Advisory will remain in effect until the water supplied by this water system is proven to not present a risk to public health. Residents are asked to consult our website or Facebook page for more information.

To learn more about boil water advisories, and fact sheets on water use, see the below links.
https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/water/drinking-water/index.htmlhttps://gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/water.html

Equal Access Altona is looking for your feedback!

Altona’s newly formed Accessibility Committee “Equal Access Altona” is looking for input from the community. A short survey regarding barriers that individuals may face in Altona is being rolled out today across Altona.  It can be accessed online through the Town of Altona website, or in person at a variety of places locally. The Town of Altona Civic Centre, Pembina Valley Pharmacy, South Central Regional Library Altona Branch, Blue Sky Opportunities, Katharina Court and the Gardens on Tenth will all have physical copies of this survey available to the public.

The survey has 41 questions, and takes 10-20 minutes to complete. After completing the survey, participants can opt in to be eligible to win one of four prizes, which will be drawn on July 25th, 2019. The prizes will be iPads or equivalent Chamber Bucks.

Barriers are defined as “anything – including physical, architectural, technological or attitudinal, anything that is based on information or communication or anything that is the result of a policy or a practice – that hinders that full and equal participation in society of persons with a physical, mental, intellectual, learning communication or sensory impairment or a functional limitation.”

Here is the link to the online Accessibility Survey

Follow Equal Access Altona on Facebook! 

Voluntary Water Restriction Ended

The Voluntary Water Restriction from Pembina Valley Water Co-op has ended; however, a water reduction is still encouraged. Please continue to be mindful about your water use, and reduce unnecessary usage. See the Pembina Valley Water Co-op website for more info about using water wisely.

Voluntary Water Restriction

A statement from the Pembina Valley Water Cooperative:

With the hot weather in the forecast, Pembina Valley Water Coop is requesting a voluntary water use restriction in order to help conserve water and reduce peak water demands.

Currently the Red River Regional WTP (Letellier) is operating at maximum capacity and the demand is putting a strain on our water supply. PVWC and the municipalities are working together to manage the reservoirs. Currently we are “holding our own”.

What does this mean for you, as an Altona resident? We ask that you refrain from any non-essential water use at this time, which includes filling swimming pools or watering lawns, until such a time that the voluntary water-use restriction has ended. See the document below for some additional tips to reduce water usage.

Using Water Wisely