Federal government and Slate Falls Nation mark significant milestone as Ontario First Nation lifts eleven long-term drinking water advisories
The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, today congratulated Slate Falls Nation on the successful completion of a new water treatment plant and the ending of 11 drinking water advisories in place for almost 14 years.
The Government of Canada remains steadfast in its commitment to ending all long-term drinking water advisories on public water systems on reserve by March 2021.
Indigenous Services Canada is working with First Nation communities to improve water and wastewater infrastructure and ensure proper operation and maintenance.
Quotes "Today I offer my congratulations to Chief Crane and the entire community of Slate Falls Nation.
Since 2004, long-term drinking water advisories have limited residents’ access to safe, clean drinking water, and I am absolutely thrilled to see the completion of this new water system and the lifting of eleven long-term advisories.
Today’s announcement marks a significant step forward in our government’s commitment to ending all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve by March 2021.
I look forward to visiting the community in the near future to celebrate this momentous occasion."
On January 23, 2018, Minister Philpott announced the Government is expanding its efforts to end long-term drinking water advisories by addressing an additional 24 long-term drinking water advisories on systems that had not previously received federal support.
Since November 2015, 52 long-term drinking water advisories have been lifted on public water systems financially supported by the Government of Canada, bringing the total number of long-term drinking water advisories in effect on public drinking water systems on reserve to 81.
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