State of emergency in Dokis First Nation – The Sudbury Star

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State of emergency in Dokis First Nation – The Sudbury Star

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2015298 Views

June 12, 2015

Dokis First Nation remained under a state of emergency Thursday after the community’s water system was contaminated earlier this week.

Residents of Dokis, a community of nearly 1,000 located near the southern shore of Lake Nipissing, have been without water in their homes since Monday, when a backup generator used to power the town’s reservoir during a power outage leaked diesel fuel into the system.

Bottled water has been handed out daily and additional water has been provided for uses such as flushing toilets, but public buildings including the band office have been closed until further notice.

One member of the community, who contacted the Star to report the situation but asked not to be identified, said day-to-day bathing was becoming a challenge for some residents.

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