Matthew McClearn of the Globe & Mail reports FN Reserve Water is Unsafe: Review shows water treatment plants failing Reserves in Canada

 

Bob LeCraw, president of RAL Engineering in Newmarket, Ont.,  has inspected many small water treatment plants on reserves. “There was a period of time, back 20, 30 years ago, where the plants they were putting in just weren’t right,” he said. “They weren’t tested properly. They weren’t designed properly.”

read more at:

McClearn, M. (2017).Unsafe to drink: A Globe review shows water treatment plants are failing on reserves across Canada. For every system the government fixes, plenty remain in a shambolic state. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved From: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/water-treatment-plants-fail-on-reserves-across-canada-globe-reviewfinds/article340.

Serpent River First Nation resident Mildred Johnston uses tap water for washing up but uses bottled water for drinking and cooking.

Serpent River First Nation resident Mildred Johnston uses tap water for washing up but uses bottled water for drinking and cooking.

FRED LUM/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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