Lac Seul members can finally turn on the tap and get clean drinking water.

A boil water advisory had been in place for close to 17 years, before the First Nation celebrated the opening of a water treatment plant yesterday. Ottawa also announced funding for a treatment plant at Northwest Angle earlier this week.

Indigenous Services Canada has invested approximately $4.7 million in the new water treatment plant, which will service the Kejick Bay community in the First Nation. The boil water advisory was lifted in January of 2020.

“I look forward to continuing to work with Minister Miller to achieve results for the region,” said Kenora MP Eric Melillo.

On Tuesday, construction on a $12 million treatment plant was announced at Northwest Angle 33 B. The federal government hopes to have all the long-term boil water advisories eliminated by the end of 2021.

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A celebration of water at Northwest Angle