INAC May 30, 2017 – Water in First Nation communities

Find out how the Government of Canada works with First Nations to improve water and wastewater systems on reserve.

Budget 2016 is investing, through Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), starting in 2016-2017:

  • $1.8 billion over five years for on-reserve water and wastewater infrastructure to address health and safety needs, ensure proper facility operation and maintenance, and end long-term drinking water advisories on INAC-funded systems on reserve


Drinking water advisories: First Nations south of 60

Learn about the different types of drinking water advisories and search for regional updates.

Steps for resolving drinking water issues

The three steps to follow to resolve drinking water advisories.

Eliminating drinking water advisories

Learn about progress in eliminating drinking water advisories on reserve.

Roles and responsibilities

Learn how the responsibility for providing water on reserve is shared between First Nations and the Government of Canada.

Training water system operators

Find out how First Nation community operators get trained through the Circuit Rider Training Program.

Standards and guidelines for water systems

Learn how the Government of Canada works with First Nations to develop standards, protocols and guidelines.

First Nation community infrastructure

Find out more about other infrastructure support on reserve.


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