Ignace Improving Drinking Water Quality
McGuinty Government Helps Township Complete Water System Upgrade
Some 665 households in the Township of Ignace will soon have safe and reliable drinking water, ending a boil water advisory that has been in effect since July 2007.
Ontario is helping the township upgrade its water treatment system. The work should be completed by the end of March. The new system will supply residents with water from Lake Kekwanzik rather than from wells. This major infrastructure project will enable the town to comply with the provincial Drinking Water Systems Regulation.
- Through the NOHFC, Ontario is investing a total of nearly $4 million in Ignace’s water treatment system upgrade. This includes $2,539,734 announced in February 2006.
- Since October 2003, the NOHFC has invested just over $40 million in some 70 municipal water system improvement projects in Northern Ontario.
- Ontario has one third of the Earth’s fresh water within and along the province’s borders.
“Northerners know that our abundant, clean, fresh water is a precious natural resource that we can’t take for granted. Our government’s aim is to ensure that everyone in the province has access to safe drinking water.”