"‘About Damn Time’: First Nation Gets Clean Water After 24-Year Wait"

"Residents of Shoal Lake 40 can drink from taps thanks to a new water treatment facility but dozens of communities lack access"

"Residents of a First Nations community in Canada, who were deprived of clean drinking water for nearly a quarter of a century, can now drink from their taps after a water treatment facility became fully operational earlier this week.

Shoal Lake 40, a community on the Manitoba-Ontario border, has been under drinking water advisory since 1997.

On Wednesday, residents celebrated the opening of the community’s C$33m (US$26m) water treatment facility.

“It’s unbelievable – and it’s also about damn time,” Vernon Redsky, chief of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, told reporters."

Leyland Cecco reports for the Guardian September 16, 2021.

Source: Guardian, 09/17/2021