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New water treatment plant ‘definitely coming’ for Potlotek First Nation after years of brown water – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201875 Views

‘We’ve been waiting 40 years for this,’ says Chief Wilbert Marshall

Jan 12, 2018

The Mi’kmaq community of Potlotek in Nova Scotia has signed documents to begin construction on a new water treatment facility after decades of dealing with brown, smelly water, unfit for drinking.

Since December 2013, Health Canada issued boil water advisories for Potlotek for a total of 539 days, and do-not-consume orders for 79 days, a spokesperson for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada told CBC News.

INAC added that the boil water notices were “precautionary and not as a result of unsafe drinking water.”

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