First Nations Resources
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.
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.