As of November, there were 127 First Nation communities under water advisory, with 27 communities in British Columbia alone. At any given time, there are over 100 indigenous communities under water advisories, some without clean drinking water for a shocking five, 10 or 15 years.
The success of the Blue Communities project in Ontario can be mainly attributed to Robyn Hamlyn who has met with 18 mayors and councillors. She talks about the environmental impacts of bottled water, the preposterous amount of profit bottled water companies make off communities' lakes and streams and the stricter standards with which tap water is regulated. And the incredible part of this success story is that Hamlyn is only 13 years old.