Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band is among a handful of B.C. First Nation communities to benefit from federal funding for water and wastewater improvements announced Tuesday.
Bernard Valcourt, minister of Aboriginal affairs and northern development, said in a news release that the funding represents a continued effort to improve water quality for First Nations.
Chief Felix Arnouse said the unspecified funding would be used to integrate two reservoirs about three kilometres apart with connecting pipe. One of the supplying wells is under-producing, he said.
“That’s a big problem for us, getting better water to the reserve,” he said. “It will improve service.”
He wasn’t sure when the project might proceed.
Splats’in First Nation near Enderby is included among communities granted funding.