Wastewater in First Nations communities

Learn about wastewater management in First Nations communities.

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Possible health risks of wastewater and sewage

Wastewater is also known as sewage. It can harm humans, as it can:

The Environmental Public Health program and wastewater management

Indigenous Services Environmental Public Health program's focus is on:

To reduce and prevent public health risks, we:

For sewage systems on federal and Aboriginal lands as defined under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Environment Canada:

Wastewater management services provided by the Environmental Public Health program

Services provided to First Nations communities by the Environmental Public Health program include:

give advice on sewage treatment and disposal systems, including information on proper design, maintenance and decommissioning of sites

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