Excited over the simple things’: First Nation enjoys turning on the taps after 10 years without clean water – CBC

Pic Mobert First Nation got a new water treatment plant last year — but still worries about sustainability

Feb 22, 2017

Makayla McWatch can clearly remember the first time she drank water from a tap at home. For the 12-year-old, it only came last summer.

“My mom told me there’s this fresh water we could drink. And I was like, ‘What?’” she recalls. “I turned on the tap, and I had a cup, and put [water] in a cup — and it was so clear.”

McWatch lives on Pic Mobert First Nation, a semi-remote community 350 kilometres northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., that was under a boil-water advisory for 10 years.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/indigenous-communities-drinking-water-advisories-1.3992409

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