Oneida, long under boil-water advisory, getting $43M supply upgrade – Lfpress

Mar 23, 2023

A local Indigenous community that’s lived under a boil-water advisory for more than three years will now be plugged into a Great Lakes water supply system that serves London.

Patty Hajdu, Canada’s minister of Indigenous services, announced Wednesday, during ceremonies marking World Water Day, that the Oneida Nation of the Thames water supply would be connected to the Lake Huron primary supply system, an upgrade that will cost $43 million.

Oneida is a 6,500-person community about 30 kilometres southwest of London. It has been under a boil-water advisory since 2019 and intermittently long before then.

The new connection will mean reliable and safe drinking water to its approximately 528 homes and all the existing community buildings.

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