Water in First Nations communities

Find out how the Government of Canada works with First Nations to end long-term drinking water advisories and improve water and wastewater systems on reserve.

Courts approve settlement agreement

The Federal Court (FC) and the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba (MBQB) issued a joint decision approving an agreement to settle class-action litigation related to safe drinking water in First Nations communities:

Legal notice

Notice of Settlement: Affected by Drinking Water Advisories on a Reserve

Services and information

Achieving clean drinking water in First Nations communities

Water projects, remaining advisories by community, training, operations and investments

Ending long-term drinking water advisories in First Nation communities

Learn about progress in ending long-term drinking water advisories on reserve.

Short-term drinking water advisories

Learn about short-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities south of the 60th parallel.

About drinking water advisories

Learn about different types of drinking water advisories in First Nations communities.

Roles and responsibilities

Learn how the responsibility for providing water on reserve is shared between First Nations and the Government of Canada.

Circuit Rider Training Program

Find out how First Nation community operators get trained through the Circuit Rider Training Program.

Protocols and guidelines for water systems

Find protocols, guidelines and the policy for water and wastewater systems in First Nations communities.

Drinking water monitoring

Learn how the Government of Canada works with First Nation communities to ensure effective monitoring of water quality.

Wastewater in First Nation communities

Learn about wastewater in First Nation communities.

National First Nations Water Leadership Award

An annual award recognizing the contribution of a First Nation to clean and safe drinking water.

Inspecting your well: A step-by-step checklist

Follow this step-by-step checklist on how to visually inspect your well.

Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

This act allows the Government of Canada and First Nations to develop federal regulations to ensure clean water.

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