Feds’ First Nations drinkable water pledge just got harder – CTV News

January 23, 2018

OTTAWA – The federal government’s pledge to eradicate all drinking water advisories in First Nations communities by March 2021 has just become a bigger task, as the number of water systems with long-term drinking water advisories has increased.

As of Tuesday, there are 91 systems that have long-term drinking water advisories, up from 67 at the end of 2017. The number of communities still turning to alternative water sources for drinking, bathing and cooking has increased because the department has recently responsibility for more systems, including 24 that already had long-term advisories.

These drinking water warnings have been in place for over a year.

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-first-nations-drinkable-water-pledge-just-got-harder-1.3771841

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