Setbacks hit water treatment projects for Ontario First Nations – CBC

Neskantaga and Slate Falls thought they’d be rid of years-long water advisories by now

Nov 17, 2018

The filtered water station by the motel overlooking Attawapiskat Lake is the only place Neskantaga First Nation residents can get clean water for free. And project co-ordinator Roy Moonias is worried about elderly people slipping on ice formed from spills when temperatures drop below freezing.

The small, outhouse-like structure — which serves the community of some 300 people — “shouldn’t be here,” said Moonias. Neskantaga was supposed to have a new water treatment plant back in May.

“Now we have to suffer more, using this system.”

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