Some 2,600 residents of Sandy Lake First Nation will soon have safe, clean and reliable drinking water.
Kenora MP Bob Nault was in the community Wednesday to announce $9.2-million in funding to upgrade and expand the communities water treatment plant.
The project is in the design phase, with construction expected to begin in December of 2019.
The remote First Nation has been under a boil-water advisory since 2002, but thanks to interim repairs, the notice should be lifted next month.
Nault says the work will have a significant positive effect on the health and well-being of the community and its members and bring new economic opportunities.
Today on behalf of the Hon. @janephilpott, Min of Indigenous Services, I announced funding to upgrade the water treatment plant in Sandy Lake FN which will bring clean drinking water to residents. Close to ending a 20 yr drinking water advisory-Great news! https://t.co/n0gAyoG5o0
— The Hon. Bob Nault (@BobNaultMP) November 14, 2018