Potlotek residents grateful for new tap water system

POTLOTEK, FIRST NATION — Potlotek First Nation residents are rejoicing because their water is clean.
“It’s the first spring that I can remember that my water hasn’t turned brown,” said Crystal Nicholas, CEO of Potlotek First Nation.
The Mi’kmaq community of about 620 residents has fought since the late 1990s to properly filter out the manganese and iron in their water system. Chief Wilbert Marshall said the system they installed in 1999 was a micro-filtration system that could get overwhelmed when runoff from rains entered the lake. The tap water could turn black and was corrosive, damaging pipes and hot water tanks in the community. Full story here.

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