Determining Alternative drinking Water Source and treatment options for Lhoosk'uz Dené Nation (Kluskus first Nations) (partnerships with lhoosk’uz dené Nation, INAC, FNHA, FNOWN BC & YT, Associated Engineering and UBC)
Status: Lake water balance study completed in 2016. Groundwater assessment is in progress.
Project team meeting with Elders and community members of Kluskus IR 1 to discuss drinking water solutions.
Project team conducting a terrestrial survey of Tony's Lake. (January, 2016)
Project team on their way to the lake in the early morning to conduct terrestrial survey of Tony's Lake. (January, 2016)
Project team measuring the depth and volume of Tony's Lake. (January, 2016)
Project crew working with Kluskus Water Operator to deliver hydrometric equipment to Tony's Lake. (January, 2016)
To date, the residents of Kluskus IR 1 depend on weekly deliveries of 5-gallon water containers for all their drinking and cooking water needs. (January, 2016)
View from the existing water well.
The former septic system.
The community's failing septic field.
RES'EAU's Scientific Director, Dr. Madjid Mohseni, address the community at a gathering to discuss local water requirements.
RES'EAU-WaterNET and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UBC welcomed Chief Liliane Squinas and Lhoosk'uz Dené Nation (Kluskus) for a facility tour and discussion in 2014.
Tony's Lake, one of the two viable options for sourcewater for the community
Kluskus Creek, another potential water source.
The RES'EAU team on a site visit in 2015.