Representing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt, the MP for Brant, Phil McColeman, congratulated Six Nations of the Grand River, ON, on the opening of a new water treatment plant.
“Canada’s participation in this cost-shared project is a direct result of our commitment to taking concrete steps to create the conditions for stronger, healthier, more self-sufficient First Nation communities,” McColeman said.
The treatment plant can provide safe drinking water to up to 7,370 users with a total production capacity of 4,050 cubic meters per day. The $41.4 million project was made possible by a contribution of more than $26 million from the federal government, while Six Nations of the Grand River provided approximately $15.4 million.
“Improving water quality in First Nation communities is a priority for our Government,” said Minister Valcourt, “and I am extremely pleased that the residents of Six Nations of the Grand River can now access clean drinking water from a new water treatment plant in their community.”
“This project is very important for the future economic growth and development opportunities in our community,” said Six Nations of the Grand River Chief, Ava Hill, adding that it would “bring real change and improvements for people living here.”