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Party at Indian Bay

Photograph of Winnipeg Aqueduct men and their families having a picnic at Indian Bay. The original negative file identifies some of the men in the foreground as follows: unknown, Winnipeg Alderman J.J. Wallace, Astley, Irving, Haddin, Shamin(?). Photographer is unknown.

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Excavating Falcon River Diversion Canal at Shoal Lake

Photograph of a dredge excavating the Falcon River Diversion Canal between Falcon Bay (separated from Indian Bay by the Falcon River Diversion Dyke) and Snowshoe Bay, with consulting Engineer James H. Fuertes standing to the right. Photograph is looking northwest towards Falcon Bay and the photographer is unknown.

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Contractor's camp at Indian Bay

Photograph of the camp of Tomlinson & Fleming at Indian Bay. Tomlinson & Fleming was contracted by the Greater Winnipeg Water District to work on the Falcon River Diversion Dyke. Photograph taken by Douglas L. McLean.

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Greater Winnipeg Water District fonds

  • f00015
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1962

The Greater Winnipeg Water District fonds contains the records of the GWWD Administration Board and the GWWD Board of Commissioners.

The fonds also contains some records relating to water supply prior to the incorporation of GWWD.

The fonds is arranged into six series: Minutes and Reports; Communications; Financial Reports and Information; Agreements and Contracts; By-laws; and Photographs.

Series 66: Minutes, 1914-1960
Series 67: Communications and Reports, 1912-1960
Series 68: By-laws, 1913-1960
Series 69: Agreements, and Contracts, 1914-1923
Series 70: Financial, 1914-1962
Series 175: Photographs, 1913-1919

Additional records from Water and Waste received in 2015 are available.

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Financial Records

Forms part of Fonds 15. Series consists of financial ledgers and journals, pay sheets, financial statements, annual reports, and other financial material. Many of the ledgers and journals are oversized.

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Agreements and Contracts

Forms part of Fonds 15. Series consists of numbered contracts and agreements entered into by the Greater Winnipeg Water District. Contracts and agreements are typically for the supply of building materials such as steel rails, steel splice bars or telephone lines, as well as for specific projects like the construction of a gate house or for clearance of a right-of-way. Plans and specifications are included with some contracts. The series is incomplete.

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By-laws

Series consists of 269 numbered by-laws of the Greater Winnipeg Water District. Two indices are available: Index to By-Laws 1-163 and Index to By-Laws 164-258. The last eleven by-laws are not included in either index. The indices list by-laws in number order and provide a description of their purpose. By-laws were drafted for a variety of reasons, including appointments to District boards, to define duties of District officers, to borrow and/or spend money, to establish rates for municipalities served by the District, and to repeal existing District by-laws.

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Communications

Forms part of Fonds 15. Series consists of communications and reports created or received by the Greater Winnipeg Water District. Included are copies of a 1912 report by Charles Slichter and Rudolph Hering’s Report on a Water Supply from Shoal Lake for the Greater Winnipeg Water District, 1913. Also included are various maps and plans for the aqueduct, aqueduct operating and intake records, correspondence regarding land right of ways and correspondence regarding the rail line constructed by the GWWD.

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