Prince Rupert Nisga'a Society Water Filtration System

The City of Prince Rupert issued a boil water notice on December 14, 2018, due to high levels of water-borne parasites in the city’s water supply. At the beginning of last week, the notice was still in effect.
Obtaining sufficient potable water can be a challenge, especially for those with limited mobility. As such, the Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Prince Rupert/Port Edward Society requested funding from the Nisga’a Lisims Government to purchase and install a commercial grade reverse osmosis filtration station at the Gitmaxmak’ay Hall in Prince Rupert, along with a supply of large water jugs for rotation among the elders and any who need extra assistance.
NLG’s executive met over January 23-24 and were pleased to grant funding to the Gitmaxmak’ay Society to ease the burden on the Nisga’a in Prince Rupert/Port Edward. It was also noted that the system would be useful for any future emergency situations.
As of January 25, the boil water advisory was downgraded to a water quality advisory notice, however, the forthcoming filtration station will still be a key resource for Nisga’a in the Prince Rupert/Port Edward area.


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