No showers, full sewage tanks: Nunavik residents say water system can’t meet growing demand – CBC

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May 16, 2024

Communities in northern Quebec region rely on trucks to provide water

Dr. Sarah Bergeron is used to improvising when the water runs dry in her community in Puvirnituq, Que.

She washes her hair in a bowl and throws dirty water outside if the sewage is full.

A few weeks ago, she didn’t have running water for 10 days.

“You think about it in the morning when you wake up. You think about it at work. You think about it when you’re going to bed at night,” said Bergeron, a doctor at the local health centre who has lived in the community of 2,000 for five years.

“Everyone is trying to share their own tricks. But it’s not a permanent solution.”

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