Chippewas of Georgina Island
Water treatment plant upgrades and expansion complete
Projected lift date: TBD
"I am glad Indigenous Services Canada is partnering with us and committing to the rest of the funds needed to ensure that members of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation can look forward to clean, safe and reliable drinking water. This is a basic necessity for our members."
Home to 210 people on reserve, Chippewas of Georgina Island in Ontario has completed upgrades and expanded its water treatment plant, with funding from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
There is 1 long-term drinking water advisory that affects 81 homes:
- a boil water advisory for the Georgina Island Public Water system was set in April 2017 and became long-term in April 2018
Upgrades to the water treatment plant were substantially completed in December 2019 and the plant is producing drinking water that meets provincial drinking water guidelines.
The Ogemawahj Tribal Council Water and Wastewater Hub, with funding from ISC, is working with the local operators to improve water operations, monitoring and record keeping. Consistent operations and monitoring are required for a lift to be recommended.
Work to upgrade and repair the existing distribution system is complete. Construction is underway to extend service to additional homes and buildings in the community.
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