The Safe Water Project: Keewaytinook Okimakanak's Approach to Safe Drinking Water
Date: Tuesday, August 25 2015
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Room: Vista A
Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) has implemented a new and innovative approach to delivering safe, clean drinking water to its communities. Building on the success of KO's existing water and wastewater service initiatives, this new approach, known as the Safe Water Project, empowers communities to effectively manage their own drinking water through the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of contaminants, and by supporting local water operators and personnel in addressing adverse water quality events. To date, the Safe Water Project has helped shorten and in one case, prevented a drinking water advisory in one of KO's communities. Each of the three components that comprise the Safe Water Project will be discussed during the presentation.
Barry Strachan, Public Works Manager, Keewaytinook Okimakanak Tribal Council