Drought conditions forced Manitoba First Nation to turn off its drinking water taps – Yahoo News

July 30, 2021

As dry weather and drought conditions continue in the province, one First Nations community was forced to shut down its drinking water supply last weekend, and the community’s chief now says it is time to start seeking “real and long term solutions” to climate change, so the same issues don’t persist year after year.

On Friday, Long Plain First Nation Chief Dennis Meeches released a statement letting the residents of the community, which sits just outside of Portage la Prairie, know that drinking water had been temporarily shut off.

“On Friday, I got a call from our water plant operator who said that our aquifers were very low, and so a decision was made to shut the pumps down because they were just sucking air,” Meeches said on Wednesday.

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