Water in First Nation 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 2018 proposes to invest an additional $172.6 million over three 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.

Topics

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: First Nations south of 60

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

Roles and responsibilities

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

Training water system operators

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.

First Nation community infrastructure

Find out more about other infrastructure support on reserve.

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