Feds commit to funding clean drinking water pipeline to Oneida of the Thames First Nation – CBC

Jan 23, 2023

Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu hopes the deal will be signed this spring

The federal government will pay for the 18-kilometre pipeline to finally give Oneida Nation of the Thames clean drinking water, Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu told CBC News Monday morning.

“”We will be there for the Oneida Nation. We’re working out the details of how the funding will flow, but I want to reiterate the commitment of the government is that we will be there financially to support this work to completion,” Hajdu said speaking on CBC’s London Morning.

But the minister stopped short of saying how much the federal government is willing to pay to connect the community, which has been under a boil water advisory since 2019, to the Lake Huron water system. The pipeline and upgrades to the community’s water distribution system is expected to cost about $57 million.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/feds-commit-to-funding-clean-drinking-water-pipeline-to-oneida-of-the-thames-first-nation-1.6722846

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