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Birth of Sewllkwe

Sewllkwe (water) is our way of life, with this belief we build our program.

My way of life all started when.....

My life changed in the year 2000 when Walkerton made the headlines: E.coli in the Sewllkwe (Water) 7 people died and more people where sick from the E.coli. I cried when I found out that a young girl had died at the age of 7, it left me in shock in Canada that she died from taking a sip of sewllkwe (water). This young girl died on mother’s day because of E.coli. The reason why it affected me was because my daughter was 4 years old and it is every parent’s worst nightmare. Fear that somehow sewllkwe (water) could take my daughter’s life. I was like how did this happen? Was a human at fault? What was E.coli? Where does E.coli come from? Can it happen to my daughter? Could they have prevented these 7 people from dying? Could they have prevented this whole town from getting sick? Could I do something to make sure this never happens again?

So I started looking into Walkerton sewllkwe (water) crises and viewing the data to the point I was hopeless because I could not understand the terminology of Water Operations, Water Samples, Water Hierarchy and so on and so on. There was no Google, Wikipedia, not too much online so I had to go to a library to find the definition to the terminology of Sewllkwe (water).

Continued Next Week Blog – The Birth of Sewllkwe (water) Program / Sewllkwe (water) App

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