Installation of new cistern at community and youth centre complete
Projected lift date: TBD
Construction of new water treatment system for nursing station underway
Projected lift date: December 2023
Home to 489 people living on reserve, Bearskin Lake First Nation in Ontario installed a new cistern at the community and youth centre and is installing a new water treatment system at the nursing station, with funding from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
There are 2 long-term drinking water advisories that affect 2 community buildings:
- a boil water advisory for the Bearskin Lake Community and Youth Centre Semi-Public Water System was set in March 2006 and became long-term in 2007
- a boil water advisory for the Bearskin Lake Nursing Station Semi-Public Water System was set in February 2020 and became long-term in February 2021
Installation of the cistern at the community and youth centre is complete. Consistent maintenance, operations and monitoring are required before the advisory can be lifted. Bearskin Lake receives operational support from the Centralized Water and Wastewater Hub, funded by ISC and delivered by Windigo First Nations Council.
The community is installing a new water treatment system to support lifting the advisory affecting the nursing station, with support from Windigo First Nations Council.
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