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.
Budget 2019 commits to invest an additional $739 million over 5 years for drinking water and wastewater, beginning in fiscal year 2019 to 2020, with $184.9 million per year ongoing. This investment will support continuing efforts to eliminate and prevent long-term drinking water advisories.
Budget 2018 invested an additional $172.6 million over 3 years, starting in 2018-2019, to improve access to clean and safe drinking water on reserve and accelerate the pace of construction and renovation of affected water systems.
Budget 2017 invested an additional $4 billion over 10 years, starting in 2018-2019, to build and improve infrastructure, in First Nation and Inuit communities.
Budget 2016 invested $1.8 billion over five years for on-reserve water and wastewater infrastructure to address health and safety needs, ensure proper facility operation and maintenance, and end long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve.
Learn about progress in ending long-term drinking water advisories on reserve.
Learn about short-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities south of the 60th parallel.
Learn about different types of drinking water advisories in First Nations communities.
Learn how the responsibility for providing water on reserve is shared between First Nations and the Government of Canada.
Find out how First Nation community operators get trained through the Circuit Rider Training Program.
Find protocols, guidelines and the policy for water and wastewater systems in First Nations communities.
Learn how the Government of Canada works with First Nation communities to ensure effective monitoring of water quality.
Learn about wastewater in First Nation communities.
Find out more about other infrastructure support on reserve.
An annual award recognizing the contribution of a First Nation to clean and safe drinking water.
Follow this step-by-step checklist on how to visually inspect your well.
This act allows the Government of Canada and First Nations to develop federal regulations to ensure clean water.