Members of the Toquaht Nation in Macoah celebrated the opening of a new water treatment facility July 20. The project came to fruition through $2.1 million in Government of Canada investments, including $1.5 million through the First Nations Water and Wastewater Action Plan.
The project includes a slow sand filtration and chlorination system, as well as training for three members of the Toquaht community to maintain the treatment facility and distribution system.
“Water, an important staple of life that is taken for granted by so many, has come back to our community,” said Chief Anne Mack. “We can provide this basic need to our citizens once again, and make plans to expand our community and economic opportunities. This water treatment facility will provide an ongoing source of clean water to sustain and support healthy generations of Toquaht people long into the future.”