Long-term drinking water advisory lifted in Mishkeegogamang First Nation

Upon Indigenous Services Canada’s recommendation, Mishkeegogamang First Nation in Ontario lifted a long-term drinking water advisory on December 19.
On December 20, a second drinking advisory that had been in effect since July 28, 2017 was also lifted.
We are determined to work with partners to ensure that all First Nations communities enjoy accessible, clean drinking water."
The Honourable Jane Philpott Minister of Indigenous Services Quick Facts As part of its plan to improve water and wastewater infrastructure at Mishkeegogamang First Nation, the Government of Canada invested $388,000 to support repairs to treatment processes including a replacement of nano-filters, as well as other work on electrical and mechanical systems.
Between November 2015 and December 2017, 31 long-term DWAs were lifted on public water systems financially supported by Indigenous Services Canada through the work done in partnership with First Nation communities and partners.
Twenty-two drinking water advisories were added during that same time.
Indigenous Services Canada is working to address both at-risk and long-term drinking water advisories affecting public systems financially supported by the Department.
There are currently 68 long-term drinking water advisories affecting public systems that receive financial support from Indigenous Services Canada.
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SOURCE Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada For further information: Andrew MacKendrick, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott, 819-956-5372; Media Relations, Department of Indigenous Services Canada, 819-953-1160

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