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Clean drinking water still unavailable to many in one of Canada’s most populated reserves

New water treatment plant serves minority of households

August 31, 2022  By Ground Water Canada

Ohsweken, Ont. – One of Canada’s most populated Indigenous reserves still has about 2,000 households without clean drinking water. The Six Nations of the Grand River, near Brantford, has a population of about 18,000 people. Although a $41-million water treatment plant was built on the reserve in 2013, only about 17 per cent of the households are directly provided water. Many in the community use cisterns for their water, but they can be open to contamination. CityNews report | READ MORE

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