Re: ‘Do you have running water? I don’t and I live in Canada’Aug 10th, 2011
Satellite internet costs on a monthly basis.
A water well doesn't cost anything other than the initial investment of drilling the well, dropping a pump down ... sometimes 230 feet ... and hooking it up to the water pipes in the house. Yes, I think that many people living in rural areas just outside of city limits foot the bill for water and sewage and none of them have asked the federal gov't to cover the costs. If the Federal gov't is supposed to provide some rural people with water and sewage, then all of course the gov't should provide for all ... but that's a bit silly.
You don't seem to get it, the Federal Government is obligated to supply clean drinking water to the First Nations, it's not a nice to do thing, it's an obligation.
From the horses mouth: Water (external - login to view)
"The Government of Canada is committed to helping ensure First Nations have access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water.
In 2006, the Government implemented a comprehensive strategy (external - login to view) to ensure that water and wastewater systems in First Nation communities are effective and that First Nations have access to same quality of water as other Canadians. This long-term strategy is being delivered through:"