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This First Nation was on water advisories for 24 years. Now, its treatment plant has won an award – CBC

May 18, 2022

$33M facility in Shoal Lake #40 First Nation honoured for top small drinking water facility in Ontario

A northwestern Ontario First Nation that was under a boil-water advisory for 24 years has received this year’s award for building the province’s best small drinking water system.

The Ontario Public Works Association presented the 2022 Public Works Project of the Year for Small Municipalities and First Nations award to Shoal Lake #40 First Nation, at a ceremony in Mississauga, Ont., Tuesday.

The award recognizes the new Shoal Lake #40 water treatment plant as having uniquely provided opportunities for local procurement and employment.

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