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

The Government of Canada, through 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 Toolkit for Individual Wells for First Nations that contains public awareness materials for First Nations residents served by individual wells or wells with fewer than five connections.

Legend

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

Advisories by 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 Indigenous Services Canada
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

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
Pinaymootang (Fairford) Pinaymootang (Fairford) Pinay Gas Bar Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) DNC 2012/08/24 2019/04/08 unknown No
Pinaymootang (Fairford) Pinaymootang (Fairford) Pinaymootang ACFS Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2017/09/21 2019/04/17 unknown No
Pinaymootang (Fairford) Pinaymootang (Fairford) Pinaymootang IRTC Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2017/09/21 None unknown No

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
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 water advisories have been lifted

British Columbia

First Nation Community System Name Type of Advisory Date Set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date Revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by ISC
Lytton G'WSEP Gas Station IR #24 Tuckozap public water system DNC 2013/02/20 None Unknown No
Ucluelet First Nation Wya Point Resort Wya Point Lodges transient public water system BWA 2014/05/20 None Unknown No
Ucluelet First Nation Wya Point Resort Wya Point Yurts transient public water system BWA 2014/05/20 None Unknown No
Information on DWAs in British Columbia comes courtesy of the First Nations Health Authority
Date modified: