Recipient: Ootsa Lake Community Water Society
Areas: Burns Lake and Southside
Sectors: Community Infrastructure
Strategy: Community Infrastructure
Description: The Ootsa Lake Community originally applied to NKDF for support for a new water system in early 2000, but the proposal was rejected until the community members had fully explored all their options, firmed up the costs, and found more funding partners. Eighteen months later, NKDF approved a much stronger proposal involving a hill-top storage tank that gravity-feeds purified water to residents within a few kilometers.