Envisioned by the Chiefs of Keewaytinook Okimakanak
to address the drinking water challenges faced by their communities, the Project has three integrated components:
Providing focused training and certification to local water operators
Providing operational support to local water operators as they pursue certification
Deploying proven Canadian-made technology to monitor the quality of water on a continuous basis
Since its Implementation
in May 2015, the Project has helped to predict, prevent and eliminate a number of boil water advisories. It has strengthened the capacity of communities to test, treat and manage their own drinking water. The Safe Water Project is helping to instill pride and confidence in water systems that are managed by First Nations, and to build sustainable communities.