Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
ISC-funded distribution extension project complete, INFC-funded distribution system extension project underway
Projected lift date: January 2023
Home to 2,525 people on reserve, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation (MBQ) in Ontario has extended its water distribution system with funding from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
The completion of the ISC-funded distribution extension project addressed 5 long-term drinking water advisories previously in effect in the community. The advisories on the MBQ Airport Semi-Public Water System and the MBQ Clifford Maracle's Well Semi-Public Water Supply were lifted in December 2021. The advisories on the MBQ Trailer Park Public Water System, the All MBQ Semi-Public Water System and the MBQ Bayview Variety Apartments Semi-Public Water System were lifted in March 2022. Potable water is now available in 20 semi-public facilities and 204 existing homes have been connected to the communal water distribution system.
There is 1 remaining advisory in effect:
- A retroactive long-term advisory was put in place for the Public Works Garage. It is the only building remaining among those affected by the All MBQ Semi-Public Water System advisory yet to be connected to the distribution system
This building is anticipated to be connected to the communal distribution system through the First Nation's project, funded under Infrastructure Canada's Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund, which will extend the distribution system to rural areas of the community.
Explore the map of long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserves.