First Nations Resources

Emergency Response Plan for Drinking Water Systems in First Nations Communities, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, 2014.
The purpose of this Guide is to assist First Nations administrators and water treatment plant operators in developing their own ERP, which in turn will help them protect their water system users under emergency conditions.
First Nation Health Authority – Environmental Health Services
Description of the services the Environmental Health Program provides to First Nations across BC, including for drinking water.
Funding policy for water and wastewater services for First Nations, Government of Canada.
Policy for providing funding support for First Nations to deliver potable water and wastewater services on reserves.
Protocol for Centralised Drinking Water Systems in First Nations Communities, Government of Canada, 2010.
Contains standards for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and monitoring of centralised drinking water systems in First Nations communities.
Protocol for Decentralised Water and Wastewater Systems in First Nations Communities, Government of Canada, 2010.
The process of developing water and wastewater services for a community includes several stages beginning with a feasibility study and progressing to the design, construction, and operational stages.
Protocols and guidelines for water systems in First Nations communities, Government of Canada.
This is the best resource for First Nation Operators to use as it has everything on one page. Find protocols, guidelines and the policy, including funding, for water and wastewater systems in First Nations communities.
Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act (S.C. 2013, c. 21), Government of Canada, Act in force November 1, 2013.
Water Advisory Tool Kit for First Nations, Government of Canada.
Prepared for those who are responsible for issuing/lifting Water Advisories, as well as those assisting in informing community members, the general public, and health officials about tap water issues. Hard copies can be requested from your Emergency Health Officer.
Toolkit for Individual Wells for First Nations, Government of Canada.
Contains public awareness materials for First Nations residents served by individual wells or wells with fewer than five connections. Hard copies can be requested from your Emergency Health Officer.
Water and wastewater management guidelines for First Nations communities, Government of Canada.
Includes links to topics on Design Guidelines, Maintenance Management Plan, On-Reserve Source Water Protection Plan, and Emergency Response Plans
Water and wastewater systems protocols for First Nations communities, Government of Canada.
Standards for design, construction, operation, maintenance, and monitoring.