A long-term drinking water advisory has been lifted for a Saskatchewan First Nation.

Kahkewistahaw First Nation had been under a boil water advisory since June 2015.

The community, about 160 kilometres East of Regina, was able to recently lift this advisory by recommendation of Health Canada.

The lifting of the advisory was due in part to a $1.4 million dollar investment into Kahkewistahaw’s water treatment system.

The Liberal Government is using this as a way to re-assure their government’s commitment to end all long-term drinking advisories in Canada by 2021.

“I am pleased to see progress on our commitment to ending all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve,” said Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott in a media release.

In the 2016 budget the feds issued $1.8 billion dollars over 5 years to drastically improve all on-reserve water and waste-water infrastructure.

However, a recent report on the matter from a national spending watch-dog claimed the government would have to spend over $3 billion dollars to adequately fix the issue.

According to Health Canada’s website there are currently nearly 100 long-term water advisories across Canada.

(PHOTO: courtesy Kahkewistahaw.ca)