Shamattawa First Nation

Upgrade and expansion of water treatment plant underway

Project tracker

Projected lift date: May 2023


Located in northern Manitoba, Shamattawa First Nation is a remote community that is home to 1,425 on reserve and is only accessible by air or winter road.

There is 1 long-term drinking water advisory:

  • A boil water advisory for the Shamattawa Public Water System was set in December 2018 and became long-term in December 2019

The advisory affects approximately 160 homes and 14 community buildings.

The community, with support from Indigenous Services Canada, is completing repairs to the water treatment plant and is working with the Circuit Rider Training Program to resolve operational issues.

A project to expand and upgrade the water treatment plant, which will enable the community to address its long-term water needs, is underway. The project is scheduled to be completed by May 2023 at which time the community is expected to be in a position to lift the advisory.

Explore the map of long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserves.

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