Tories Say Progress Made In Reserve Water Quality

Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 15:08



The federal government says it is making progress in improving First Nations water quality.


According to a news release issued today, the Conservative government says that in less than two years it has reduced the number of “high risk” First Nations water systems by over half.


In this time, Ottawa says the number of high risk water systems has been reduced from 193 to 85.


In 2006, 21 communities were identified as priorities — which meant that the community had both a high risk system and a drinking water advisory.


Today, the government says only six communities remain on that list.