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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Fixing Passamaquoddy’s drinking water problem
Some residents of the Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation have either hauled water or used bottled water for years, even decades.

The tribe’s water source is a lake that members say is unsafe despite tests show that it is largely within federal limits.

Tribal leaders say a long-term solution requires a change to a 1980 law that limits the tribe’s ability to acquire land where the tribe could establish wells.

Note: Thumbnail photo of Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation in Maine by Ken Gallagher

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