Boil Water Orders Continue to Plague First Nations – Net Newsledger

27 June 2017

Water Issues Harm the Youth

LAC SEUL FIRST NATION – One of the ongoing problems that community members and leadership have repeatedly raised is that of safe drinking water. In Lac Seul First Nation, there has been a boil water advisory in place for parts of the community since February 2003 over twenty years. The community is struggling over the issues of water. They are not alone.

For the past weeks, the main part of the community has struggled with a boil water order. Lac Seul First Nation reports, “The (water) Plant continues to lose 190 cubic meters of water per day, which tells us, there is a water leak in the distribution systems. Normal flow are 70-90 cubic meters of water flow to per day. PW’s is working to turn off the isolation values throughout the community and monitor the water pressure level. This is done to try locate a broken waterline in the core area of the community. Different parts of the community isolation values were ‘turned off’ with no success yet. We will be moving to the center of the community to locate.”

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