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B.C. First Nation community to get upgraded water system


February 13, 2015
By Ground Water Canada

Feb. 13, 2015, Boston Bar, B.C. – A First Nation band's community water system near Vancouver, B.C., will be upgraded to include a
new water well and reservoir, distribution and supply lines, and a pump
house and treatment system.

Feb. 13, 2015, Boston Bar, B.C. – A First Nation band's community water
system near Vancouver, B.C., will be upgraded to include a
new water well and reservoir, distribution and supply lines, and a pump
house and treatment system.

The upgrades, announced this week by Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon
and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and
Northern Development, are intended to upgrade provide 70 on-reserve members with clean, safe drinking water.

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On Nov. 1, 2013, the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act
came into force, which will enable the development of regulations for safe drinking water and effective treatment of
wastewater, the federal government said in a news release.

 

The federal government invested over $1.8 million
to support this project. Funding to upgrade Boothroyd Band's system
came from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada's First
Nation Water and Wastewater Action Plan.


In 2014, the government's economic action plan committed $323.4 million to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in First Nation communities.