Drinking water monitoring

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Indigenous Services Canada's role

We support clean, safe, reliable drinking water by:

Through our Community-based Water Monitor Program, we:

The Community-based Water Monitor Program is particularly important in places where it is difficult or impossible to:

If a First Nations community does not have a water quality monitor, an Environmental Public Health Officer (EPHO) can do the sampling and testing. An EPHO is a certified public health inspector hired by Indigenous Services Canada or by First Nations partners.

Environmental Public Health Officers:

In the case of a drinking water advisory, we:

If an immediate threat to the health and safety of the community is identified, it is the chief and council's responsibility to take necessary action to protect residents.

Groundwater and well water

Chlorination and drinking water disinfection

Contact us

You may contact us by email at fnihb_drinkingwater.dgspni_eaupotable@hc-sc.gc.ca.

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