The Government of Canada Works with First Nation to end three long-term Drinking Water Advisories at Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
The Government of Canada Works with First Nation to end three long-term Drinking Water Advisories at Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced new investments that will lift three long-term drinking water advisories at the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation is contributing approximately $2.3 million toward this project and through the significant efforts of Chief Kelly LaRocca, secured an additional $4.6 million from the Small Communities Fund, a partnership between the Governments of Canada and Ontario to help bring needed infrastructure projects to communities in the province.
"The Government of Canada is working with First Nation communities and our federal and provincial partners to bring dependable sources of clean, safe drinking water to First Nation residents across the country.
Today’s investment will enable the community to lift three long-term drinking water advisories at Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs "Once our water treatment plant has been constructed, we will be able to end three long-term drinking water advisories in Scugog First Nation.
Having a new water treatment plant will provide safe, clean drinking water in our members’ homes."
Quick Facts As part of a long-term strategy, the Government of Canada is working with First Nations on sustainable approaches to eliminate long-term drinking water advisories affecting public systems financially supported by INAC by March 2021, and to prevent new long-term advisories from happening.
Seven long-term drinking water advisories (LTDWA) have been lifted in six Ontario First Nation communities between November 2015 and May 2017.
Progress was achieved in part through the tripartite water working group, which brings together experts from the Government of Canada (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and Health Canada), the Government of Ontario (Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change), and the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation.