Neskantaga – Boil Water Advisory Started February 1, 1995

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Neskantaga Council members and community workers in meeting over water emergency - Image courtesy of Chief Moonias
Neskantaga Council members and community workers in meeting over water emergency - Image courtesy of Chief Moonias

NESKANTAGA – Today is marking twenty-seven years since on February 1, 1995 a Boil Water Advisory was put in place in Neskantaga.

This is the longest continuous boil water advisory in Canada.

Think of this for a moment, this community in Canada has hundreds of people who have never done, in their community, what millions of Canadians take for granted: Filled a glass of water from the tap and drank it.

Over the years, Neskantaga has struggled with this crisis. A number of times having to declare states of emergency over the water crisis.

Today, after 27 years, there remains no stable long-term solution in place.

Here is some of our NetNewsledger coverage over the years:

In October 2020, under a state of emergency … from Neskantaga here is our report:

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