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Six Nations water treatment plant to expand

February 22, 2018  By Ground Water Canada

Feb. 22, 2018, Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, Ont. – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada will undertake a water main extension project to expand the distribution of treated drinking water to two federally operated schools on the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation reserve.

The project will allow for a direct connection from the water treatment plant to I.L. Thomas School, which treats well water on site, and O.M. Smith School, which receives trucked water, the ministry said in a news release. The project also will provide an opportunity for future connections to the water distribution system to more 400 homes currently on wells.

The tendering process is underway, with construction expected to begin in March and be completed by the end of 2018.


Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation is located approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Hamilton. It is the largest-population reserve in Canada with just under 13,000 residents.

A new water treatment plant was opened in 2014. The federal government provided more than $26 million to its design and construction and Six Nations of the Grand River provided approximately $15.4 million.

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