Long-term drinking water advisories affecting water systems South of 60 not financially supported by the Government of Canada

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) financially supports public on-reserve water and wastewater systems. There are close to 500 non-public drinking water systems on reserve that are the responsibility of the owner, operator or another stakeholder.

On-reserve establishments such as convenience stores, gas stations and other facilities have their own semi-public water systems managed and operated by their businesses or owners and not funded by the Government of Canada.

The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of preventing contamination and monitoring the quality of drinking water for all First Nations water systems and has developed the Tool kit for individual wells for First Nations that contains public awareness materials for First Nations residents served by individual wells or wells with fewer than 5 connections.

More details about these drinking water advisories are listed by region below:

Drinking water advisories in First Nations communities in British Columbia and within the Saskatoon Tribal Council are not in the tables below. Please contact British Columbia's First Nations Health Authority or the Saskatoon Tribal Council directly for more details on drinking water advisories in their areas.

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BWA
Boil Water Advisory
DNC
Do Not Consume Advisory
DNU
Do Not Use Advisory

Atlantic

First Nation Community System name Type of advisory Date set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by ISC
All long-term drinking water advisories that are not financially supported by ISC have been lifted in this region.

Quebec

First Nation Community System name Type of advisory Date set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by ISC
All long-term drinking water advisories that are not financially supported by ISC have been lifted in this region.

Ontario

First Nation Community System name Type of advisory Date set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by ISC
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Golden Lake Makwa Development Corporation Semi-Public Water System BWA 2008/07/11 None unknown No
Aroland Aroland O'Sullivan Lake Gas Bar Semi-Public Water System (Non-transient) BWA 2008/09/04 None unknown No
Cat Lake Cat Lake Cat Lake Northern Store Semi-Public Water System(Non-Transient) BWA 2007/03/20 None unknown No
Koocheching Koocheching Koocheching Public Water System BWA 2009/10/19 None unknown No
Namaygoosisagagun Namaygoosisagagun Namaygoosisagagun Band Office Semi-public Water System DNC 2014/9/19 None unknown No
Ojibway Nation of Saugeen Saugeen Multiplex Semi- Public Water System - Non-Transient BWA 2020/02/27 None Unknown No

Manitoba

First Nation Community System name Type of advisory Date set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by ISC
All long-term drinking water advisories that are not financially supported by ISC have been lifted in this region.

Saskatchewan

First Nation Community System name Type of advisory Date set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by ISC
Cumberland House Cumberland House Halfway Point Subdivision: Gas station/convenience store Semi-Public Water System BWA 2003/01/01 None unknown No
Kinookimaw Kinookimaw Kinookimaw Golf course and subdivision BWA 2004/06/14 None unknown No
Zagime Anishinabek (formerly Sakimay First Nation) Grenfell Beach Resort Grenfell Beach Resort Public Water System BWA 2019/08/02 None 0-100 People No
DWAs for Saskatoon Tribal Council communities are not included in the above numbers. For more information on DWAs in these communities, contact the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

Alberta

First Nation Community System name Type of advisory Date set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by ISC
All long-term drinking water advisories that are not financially supported by ISC have been lifted in this region.
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