New Regional On-Reserve Water Line – July 6, 2017

New Regional On-Reserve Water Line

July 6, 2017 

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform residents of an investment for a new regional on-reserve water line and water infrastructure.

The investment, which is made in partnership with all three levels of government, will connect the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation to the West Inter Lake District regional water supply system, as well as construct a potable water supply line, pumphouse, and treated water reservoir. The federal government plans to invest approximately $10 million to support the completion of the project, which is part of a commitment of $1.8 billion over five years for water and wastewater.

The Alberta government is investing $7.15 million to complete the Alexis Nakota Sioux water tie-in project connecting the regional water system to the reserve. This project is part of Alberta’s $100 million commitment over four years to ensure Alberta First Nations have access to clean and safe drinking water.

“Everyone should have access to safe running water. I am proud to see investments being made to support one of our local Indigenous communities, promoting the health and well being of the community,” concluded MP Eglinski.

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