Nibinamik First Nation Receives Federal Funding for WTP Upgrade

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Nibinamik First Nation has received funding from the Government of Canada to advance the design and construction of a water treatment plant (WTP) upgrade and water distribution expansion. Once complete, this project will eliminate the drinking water advisory that has affected the community since 2013.

“I am pleased to partner with Chief Yellowhead and Nibinamik First Nation to announce upgrades and an expansion to water infrastructure that will help to eliminate a long-term drinking water advisory in the community and restore clean, reliable drinking water to residents,” said Seamus O’Regan, minister of indigenous services.

Following the design phase, construction is set to begin in spring 2020 with a projected completion date of spring 2021. The water treatment plant will provide sustainable access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water to the community’s 360 residents. ISC has committed up to $6 million for the project.

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