Wishing for a summer with clean water in Attawapiskat – CBC

Ontario First Nation’s residents have faced an endless crisis since signing Treaty 9 in 1905, says elder

Jul 25, 2019

Eight-year-old Marcey Wesley says it makes her sad she can’t play with water balloons this summer.

The tap water in the Ontario First Nation of Attawapiskat isn’t safe. It has high levels of a chemical byproduct produced by the chlorination process in the community’s ailing water plant that needs millions of dollars in repairs.

Residents have been told to limit their use of tap water, which means summer games with garden hoses will have to wait until next year.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/attawapiskat-water-hope-1.5224371

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