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Federal funding enables Atlantic First Nations Water Authority to have better control over its water operations

Feds commit to $170 million over 10 years


April 27, 2022
By Ground Water Canada

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New Brunswick – A federal government infusion of more than $170 million over 10 years is being applauded by the Atlantic First Nations Water Authority as the program aims to ensure clean and safe drinking water over the long term. Prior to the 10-year funding commitment, First Nations communities received federal funding on a year-to-year basis, but it wasn’t sufficient to effectively manage water and wastewater services, the chief of the Tobique First Nation says. The recent funding now allows the Atlantic First Nations Water Authority to assume control of the operation, maintenance, and capital upgrades of water and wastewater infrastructure. CBC News report | READ MORE