Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Distribution system repairs complete, feasibility study underway to address long-term needs

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Projected lift date: TBD


Chippewas of the Thames First Nation in Ontario is home to 1,017 people on reserve.

There is 1 long-term drinking water advisory:

  • a boil water advisory has been in effect on the Chippewas of the Thames Public Water System since December 2021 and became long term in December 2022

The advisory affects 365 homes and 20 community buildings.

The advisory is in place because water production cannot meet the current demand. Chippewas of the Thames First Nation developed an action plan to address the long-term drinking water advisory and is working with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) to continue to implement their plan. This includes installing a bottling station to mitigate the need for bottled water which is now complete, with support from ISC. The community also completed repairs to the distribution system to address any leaks.

The plan also includes a feasibility study, which is currently underway, to assess options to meet the community's long-term drinking water needs. The feasibility study will also look at options for an interim solution to provide potable water to the community as soon as possible, while the long-term solution is being implemented.

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