Short-term drinking water advisories

Find short-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities south of 60.

Advisories by region

A short-term DWA means there is a temporary water quality issue on a specific water system.

As of May 23, 2024, there were 35 short-term drinking water advisories in place in First Nations communities south of 60, excluding those in the British Columbia region. More details about the current and recently lifted short-term drinking water advisories, including the ones from Saskatoon Tribal Council since January 27, 2022, are listed by region below.

Due to exceptional circumstances, advisories may be posted with a certain delay. Revoked advisories received during the month remain displayed for the current month.

Please contact the First Nations Health Authority directly for details on drinking water advisories affecting the First Nations communities in British Columbia.

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BWA:
boil water advisory
DNC:
do not consume advisory
DNU:
do not use advisory
ISC:
Indigenous Services Canada

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
Bear River Bear River L'sitkuk Gas Bar Semi-Public Water System-NT BWA 2023/07/17 None Unknown No
Eel River Bar Eel River Bar Eel River Bar Public Water System (affecting only Heritage Garden Centre) BWA 2023/11/22 None 0-100 people Yes
Elsipogtog Elsipogtog Elsipogtog Public Water System BWA 2024/04/29 2024/05/04 1001-5000 people Yes
Metepenagiag Mi'Kmaq Nation Red Bank Red Bank Public Water System BWA 2024/05/09 2024/05/11 0-100 people Yes
Miawpukek Conne River Conne River Public Water System BWA 2024/04/22 2024/05/03 1001-5000 people Yes
Miawpukek Conne River Conne River Public Water System BWA 2024/05/06 None 101-500 people Yes
Mushuau Innu Natuashish Natuashish Public Water System DNC 2024/02/21 None Unknown (only for children aged 0-8 years old) Yes
Tobique Tobique Tobique Gaming Centre and Restaurant Semi-Public Water System - NT BWA 2023/08/31 2024/05/22 Unknown No
Tobique Tobique Neqotkuk Sunset Beach Semi-Public Water System - NT BWA 2023/09/01 None Unknown No

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
Atikamewk / Opitciwan Opitciwan (Obedjiwan) OBE Public Water System BWA 2024/04/24 2024/04/30 1001-5000 people Yes

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
Attawapiskat Attawapiskat Attawapiskat Public Water System DNC 2024/05/21 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Brunswick House Brunswick House Brunswick House Public Water System BWA 2024/05/06 2024/05/10 101-500 people Yes
Cat Lake Cat Lake Temporary Nursing Station (Previous Youth Healing Centre) Semi-Public Water System - NT BWA 2024/03/11 None Unknown No
Mishkeegogamang Mishkeegogamang Doghole Bay North Public Water System BWA 2023/11/10 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Mishkeegogamang Mishkeegogamang Doghole Bay North Public Water System DNC 2024/04/10 2024/05/16 0-100 people Yes
Mishkeegogamang Mishkeegogamang 63B Public Water System BWA 2024/05/08 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Munsee-Delaware Nation Munsee-Delaware Munsee Delware Nation-Containerized Public Water System DNC 2024/02/27 None 101-500 people Yes
Ojibways Nation Of Saugeen Saugeen Saugeen Health Clinic Semi-Public Water System - NT BWA 2024/04/30 None Unknown No
Ojibways Of Onegaming Onegaming Onegaming Public Water System BWA 2024/03/18 None 101-500 people Yes
Pikangikum Pikangikum Pikangikum Public Water System BWA 2024/02/08 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Rainy River Rainy River Rainy River Public Water System BWA 2024/02/06 None 101-500 people Yes
Shoal Lake No. 40 Shoal Lake No. 40 Shoal Lake No. 40 Public Water System BWA 2024/05/09 2024/05/12 101-500 people Yes
Slate Falls Nation New Slate Falls Slate Falls Public Water System BWA 2023/06/08 None 101-500 people Yes
Wawakapewin Long Dog Long Dog Public Water System BWA 2023/07/21 None 0-100 people Yes
Weenusk Peawanuck Peawanuck Public Water System BWA 2024/05/03 None 101-500 people Yes

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
Berens River Berens River Berens River Public Water System BWA 2024/05/08 None 1001-5000 people Yes
God's Lake God's Lake God's Lake Westside Water Treatment Plant Public Water System BWA 2024/05/08 2024/05/11 101-500 people Yes
God's Lake God's Lake God's Lake Public Water System BWA 2024/05/22 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Peguis Peguis Peguis Mi-Ki-Nak's Semi-Public Water System - NT DNU 2023/08/04 None Unknown No
Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Sioux Valley Sioux Valley Public Water System BWA 2024/05/07 2024/05/19 1001-5000 people Yes
Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve Tootinaowaziibeeng Tootinaowaziibeeng Public Water System Water Quality Advisory 2023/07/04 None 501-1000 people Yes
Waywayseecappo Treaty Four - 1874 Waywayseecappo Waywayseecappo Valley Public Water System DNC 2023/09/28 None 1001-5000 people Yes

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
Beardy's and Okemasis Beardy's and Okemasis Beardy's No. 97 and Okemasis No. 96 Public Water System BWA 2024/05/17 2024/05/21 101-500 people Yes
Big River Big River Big River No. 118 Public Water System BWA 2024/05/21 None 0-100 people Yes
Canoe Lake Eagles Lake Eagles Lake No. 165C / Eagles Lake Public Water System BWA 2024/05/01 2024/05/08 0-100 people Yes
Makwa Sahgaiehcan Makwa Sahgaiehcan Makwa Lake No. 129 / Makwa Sahgaiehcan Public Water System BWA 2024/05/11 None 501-1000 people Yes
Mistawasis Nêhiyawak Mistawasis Mistawasis No. 103 Public Water System BWA 2024/01/22 2024/05/08 101-500 people Yes
Montreal Lake Montreal Lake Montreal Lake No. 106 / Montreal Lake Cree Nation Public Water System BWA 2024/05/16 2024/05/22 501-1000 people Yes
Montreal Lake & Lac La Ronge Little Red River Montreal Lake No. 106B Little Red River Public Water System BWA 2024/05/08 2024/05/13 101-500 people Yes
Mistawasis Nêhiyawak Mistawasis Pechawis Village Public Water System BWA 2024/04/09 2024/05/03 0-100 people Yes
Mistawasis Nêhiyawak South Village South Village Public Water System BWA 2024/04/17 2024/04/25 0-100 people Yes
Mosquito Mosquito Mosquito No. 109 Public Water System BWA 2024/04/16 None 101-500 people Yes
Pelican Lake Pelican Lake Chitek Lake No. 191 / Pelican Lake Public Water System BWA 2024/05/16 None 101-500 people Yes
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Sturgeon Weir Sturgeon Weir No. 184F Public Water System BWA 2024/05/21 None 0-100 people Yes
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Kiskaciwan No.208-Well / Kiskaciwan Public Water System BWA 2023/12/04 None 101-500 people No
Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation Pheasant Rump Pheasant Rump No. 68 Public Water System BWA 2024/04/28 2024/05/06 0-100 people Yes
Piapot Piapot Piapot No. 75 Public Water System BWA 2023/09/18 None 501-1000 people No
Standing Buffalo Standing Buffalo Standing Buffalo No. 78 Public Water System BWA 2024/05/14 None 501-1000 people Yes
Sweetgrass Sweetgrass Sweet Grass No. 113 / Sweetgrass Public Water System BWA 2023/09/07 None 501-1000 people Yes
Wahpeton Wahpeton Wahpeton No. 94A / Wahpeton Public Water System DNC 2024/05/10 None 101-500 people Yes
Zagime Anishinabek First Nation Zagime Anishinabek First Nation Yellow Calf Place RV Park Public Water System DNC 2023/05/29 None 101-500 people No

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
Mikisew Cree Mikisew Cree Allison Bay Public Water System BWA 2024/02/27 None 0-100 people Yes
Siksika Nation Siksika - A.A.Youngman WTP West Siksika Public Water System BWA 2024/05/22 None 0-100 people Yes

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