Students will state and describe the steps of the water treatment process that must occur before water can be safely used by community residents. Students will compare and contrast the water treatment guidelines used in different water treatment plants. (Some water treatment plants are less stringent on regulations than others). Students will question the practices of their own community water treatment plant with regards to safe water treatment.
The students will be able to evaluate the drinking water situation that is common on Canadian First Nation Communities and reserves. They will discuss the responsibility of the government for ensuring the safety of drinking water. The students will be able to determine if there is an element of racism in the government’s handling of the drinking water situation on reserves.