Nathan Copenace, Internship Graduate, on Boil Water Advisories
Drinking Water Internship Program
What is it like to finally provide your community with clean drinking water after being on a boil water advisory for more than a decade? For Nathan Copenace from Washagamis Bay First Nation, it’s a big responsibility. “I remember not being able to drink water since I was a kid,” says Nathan. Nathan is a graduate of Water First’s Drinking Water Internship Program. After graduating, Nathan began working at the local water treatment plant. After years without clean water, Nathan is now providing clean drinking water to his community, supporting them in the long journey to trusting the water once again.