The Dokis First Nation has issued a State of Emergency because their water system has been closed.
Residents have been cautioned not to drink from the water system and public buildings have been closed. Equipment in the water plant is over 25 years old, and there has been a breakdown in the diesel line from the generator.
Water bottles will be given out daily from 5 until 8 PM until water tests are clear. It could still be a few weeks before the water is good enough to drink.