The Water Department operates and maintains the Water Treatment Plant to provide safe potable water to the Community.
The water distribution system services the majority of Oneida and distributes treated water to individual users and community buildings.
Oneida Water Supply System
On March 23, 2023 – Oneida Nation of the Thames announced plans to connect the existing Oneida Water Supply System to the Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System.
The new connection to the Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System will provide reliable and sustainable access to safe drinking water to approximately 528 homes and all the existing community buildings in Oneida Nation of the Thames.
The capacity of the First Nation’s existing piped distribution system will also be upgraded and expanded to deliver potable water and water for fire protection to the existing core community and homes planned for future development. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is investing over $43 million to support the design and construction phases of this project.
The water infrastructure project is projected to be completed in about 18 – 24 months. Once completed, there will be clean drinking water directly into the homes of the Oneida community.
A boil water advisory has been in effect on the Oneida Public Water System since September 2019 and became long term in September 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Water Infrastructure Project
On March 22, 2023 We reached an agreement with Indigenous Services Canada to supply clean drinking water to Oneida Nation of the Thames. Download the FAQ’s below.
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