On February 10, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Bernard Valcourt announced the completion of an upgraded wastewater treatment facility for God’s Lake First Nation, located in central Manitoba.
“Our Government is proud to provide funding for upgrades to God’s Lake First Nation water system so that community members can have the same access to safe and clean water that other Canadians enjoy,” Valcourt said. “We recognize that improving water and wastewater systems on reserve is crucial to supporting healthy, self-sufficient and prosperous First Nation communities and this announcement is a clear demonstration of working with our partners to achieve this goal.”
The wastewater system upgrade is a $10.7-million project, which includes a new sewage treatment plant serving 1,415 on-reserve members of the First Nation.
“This wastewater treatment facility will protect the environment of our community and improve the quality of life for all those living here,” said God’s Lake Chief Gilbert George Andrews. “This is a positive step towards hooking up all our homes to our sewage systems.”