CANTEST wins 3-year Contract with Manitoba Water Stewardship



    BURNABY, BC, and WINNIPEG, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - CANTEST Ltd. ("CANTEST")
announced today that it has won a three-year contract with Manitoba Water
Stewardship to provide microbiological testing of drinking water from all
drinking water treatment plants in Manitoba. The testing will help Manitoba
Water Stewardship, a department of the Government of Manitoba, monitor and
improve drinking water quality across Manitoba as per the Drinking Water
Safety Act.
    "We will be testing around 72,000 samples per year for various forms of
microbiological contamination", explains Marnie Kolach, Manager of CANTEST's
Winnipeg Laboratory. "From May through September, we'll also be testing
samples for Manitoba's Beach Monitoring Program, which ensures water quality
is acceptable for recreational purposes".
    In addition, the contract also involves food testing for Manitoba's
Health Inspectors monitoring or responding to food complaints.

    ABOUT MANITOBA WATER STEWARDSHIP

    Manitoba Water Stewardship provides leadership in environmental
stewardship for the benefit of current and future generations of Manitobans so
the social, economic and inherent environmental value of water is protected
and realized. Manitoba's water and fish resources are managed sustainably and
people are safe from water hazards. For more information, please visit
www.gov.mb.ca/stewardship.

    ABOUT CANTEST

    Since its incorporation in 1969, CANTEST has grown to become one of
Canada's leading analytical and testing laboratories. CANTEST's success has
been predicated upon providing analytical and testing solutions to those who
measure and monitor substances that impact our environment and our health.
CANTEST offers environmental, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food safety
testing. For more information, please visit www.cantest.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Don Enns (denns@cantest.com),
President and CEO, (604) 639-2609

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