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First Nation residents can finally drink clean, safe water after 13 years of water advisories


December 17, 2021
By Ground Water Canada

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Mississaugas of Scugog Island, Ont. – A 13-year-old drinking water advisory has finally been lifted for the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation after new infrastructure recently went online. Residents can now safely drink their tap water following tests that produced safe, clean drinking water.

The series of advisories began in 2008 following a similar set of advisories set in motion during the 1990s.

Four water systems had been affected: Community Water System 1 Public Water System, Community Water System 2 Public Water System, Band Office Semi-Public Water System, and Health Centre Semi-Public Water System.

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In association with Indigenous Services Canada, construction of a new water treatment plant got underway in 2014.