Drinking water advisories: First Nations south of 60

Learn about drinking water advisories in First Nations communities south of the 60th parallel. Also find out about Canada's commitment to end long-term drinking water advisories (DWAs) within 5 years.

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About drinking water advisories

Canada has committed to end long-term DWAs on public systems on reserves within 5 years. This commitment started in 2016.

As of November 30, 2016, in 85 First Nations communities south of the 60th parallel there were:

  • 32 short-term DWAs, meaning there was a temporary water quality issue on a specific water system
  • 98 long-term DWAs, meaning the advisory has been in place for more than a year

Note that DWAs in British Columbia First Nations and communities within the Saskatoon Tribal Council are not included in the above numbers. Please contact these groups for more information on DWAs in their areas.

DWAs are based on the results of water quality tests. They're issued to protect the public from drinking water that's:

  • potentially unsafe
  • confirmed to be unsafe

Issuing drinking water advisories

DWAs are issued by:

  • Chief and Band Councils in their First Nations communities
  • provincial, territorial or municipal governments in off-reserve communities

Health Canada works in partnership with First Nations communities located south of the 60th parallel across Canada (excluding British Columbia) to monitor the quality of drinking water and advise on issues related to water safety. It's the responsibility of the Chief and Council, or their delegates, to:

  • issue or lift a DWA
  • take necessary actions to address the cause

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) provides funding and advice for water treatment facilities related to facility:

  • design
  • construction
  • upgrades
  • operation
  • maintenance
  • operator training and certification

Types of advisories

There are 3 types of DWAs that Health Canada can recommend, which are:

  1. boil water advisories (BWAs)
  2. do not consume advisories (DNCAs)
  3. do not use advisories (DNUAs)

In some areas of Canada, a water advisory may be referred to as a water order. In this case, the local medical officer of health has the authority to put into effect or lift a:

  • boil water order (BWO)
  • do not consume order (DNCO)
  • do not use order (DNUO)

This is done in consultation with Health Canada and the First Nation Chief and Council.

Boil water advisories

BWAs are used to advise home residents that they should bring their tap water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before:

  • drinking
  • using for other purposes, such as:
    • cooking
    • feeding pets
    • brushing their teeth
    • soups or ice cubes
    • washing fruits and vegetables
    • making infant formula or other drinks

During a BWA, tap water should not be used for:

  • bathing infants or toddlers (they may accidentally swallow the water so a sponge bath is recommended)

This is usually recommended when:

  • there are operational deficiencies, such as inadequate levels of chlorine in the water
  • disease-causing bacteria, viruses or parasites are found in the drinking water system, such as E. coli

Do not consume advisories

DNCAs are sometimes also called do not drink advisories (DNDAs). These advisories are used to inform the public that they shouldn't consume their tap water for:

  • cooking
  • drinking
  • feeding pets
  • brushing their teeth
  • soups or ice cubes
  • bathing infants and toddlers (they may accidentally swallow the water so a sponge bath is recommended)
  • washing fruits and vegetables
  • making infant formula or other drinks

However, the water can continue to be used for showering and bathing:

  • adults
  • the elderly
  • older children

These advisories are issued when the water system contains a contaminant that can't be removed from the water by boiling. This could be because of high levels of a natural chemical compound like lead.

Do not use advisories (DNUAs)

DNUAs are used to advise the public that they shouldn't use their tap water for any reason. These advisories are issued when:

  • consumption of the water poses a health risk
  • the water system contains contamination that can't be removed from the water through boiling
  • exposure to the water through bathing could cause skin, eye or nose irritation, possibly due to a chemical spill

Water systems in First Nations communities

Several types of water systems are found in First Nations communities. Depending on which water system has the DWA, 1 building or the whole community can be affected.

Each type of water system is monitored and funded differently.

Types of water systems in First Nations communities
Type of water system Water monitoring Funding for infrastructure Number of short-term DWAs currently in effect Number of long-term DWAs currently in effect
Public system with 5 or more connections serving the community Health Canada provides resources INAC 22 63
System that serves a private establishment with public access, such as a restaurant or gas station Health Canada provides resources Private owner(s) 10 35
Individual wells or wells with up to 4 connections Free bacteriological testing by Health Canada when requested by Chief and Council Private owner(s) Information maintained by the community Information maintained by the community

Advisories by region

Drinking water advisories are in place for specific regions of the country, which are:

Atlantic
First Nation Community System name Type of advisory Date set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by INAC
Eel ground Big Hole Tract Big Hole Tract Public Water System BWA 2008/10/08 None 0-100 people No
Esgenoopetitj Esgenoopetitj Esgenoopetitj Public Water System BWA 2016/09/12 None 501-1000 people Yes
Miawpukek Conne River Conne River Public Water System BWA 2014/09/10 None 501-1000 people Yes
Potlotek Potlotek Potlotek Public Water System DNC 2016/09/21 None 501-1000 people Yes
Quebec
First Nation Community System name Type of advisory Date set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by INAC
Algonquine/Kitigan Kitigan Zibi Nicolas Stevens Center Semi-Public Water System DNC DNC 1999/08/12 None unknown No
Algonquine/Kitigan Kitigan Zibi Pakinawatik School Semi-Public Water System DNC 1999/08/12 None unknown No
Algonquine/Kitigan Kitigan Zibi Wanaki Treatment Centre Semi-Public Water System DNC 1999/08/12 None unknown No
Essipit Essipit Essipit Public Water System BWA 2016/11/14 2016/11/17 unknown Yes
Mashteulatsh Mashteulatsh Mashteulatsh Public Water System BWA 2016/11/01 2016/11/04 unknown Yes
Mashteulatsh Mashteulatsh Mashteulatsh Public Water System BWA 2016/11/24 2016/11/29 unknown Yes
Ontario
First Nation Community System name Type of advisory Date set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by INAC
Albany Fort Albany Fort Albany Public Water System BWA 2016/11/27 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Kashechewan Kashechewan Kashechewan Public Water System BWA 2016/11/23 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Weenusk Peawanuck Peawanuck Public Water System BWA 2006/02/15 None 101-500 people Yes
Bearskin Lake Bearskin Lake Bearskin Lake Community Centre/Youth Centre Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) DNC 2006/03/21 None unknown No
Cat Lake Cat Lake Cat Lake Northern Store Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2007/03/20 None unknown No
Cat Lake Cat Lake Cat Lake Children's Healing Centre Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2006/10/13 None unknown No
Deer Lake Deer Lake #2 Nursing Station Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2001/11/01 None unknown No
Eabametoong Eabametoong Eabametoong Public Water System BWA 2001/08/01 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Koocheching Koocheching Koocheching Public Water System BWA 2009/10/19 None 0-100 people No
Lac Seul Kejick Bay Kejick Bay Public Water System BWA 2003/02/14 None unknown Yes
Mishkeegogamang Mishkeegogamang 63A (Ten Houses) Public Water System BWA 2016/10/18 None 101-500 people Yes
Mishkeegogamang Mishkeegogamang 63B Public Water System BWA 2016/10/18 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Muskrat Dam Lake Muskrat Dam Muskrat Dam Public Water System BWA 2003/10/24 None 101-500 people Yes
Neskantaga Neskantaga Neskantaga Public Water System BWA 1995/02/01 None 101-500 people Yes
Nibinamik Nibinamik Nibinamik Public Water System BWA 2013/02/05 None 101-500 people Yes
North Caribou North Caribou Lake North Caribou Lake Public Water System BWA 2016/10/13 2016/11/01 501-1000 people Yes
North Caribou North Caribou Lake North Caribou Lake Public Water System BWA 2016/11/07 2016/11/24 501-1000 people Yes
North Spirit Lake North Spirit Lake North Spirit Lake Public Water System BWA 2001/08/01 None 101-500 people Yes
Ojibway Nation of Saugeen Saugeen Saugeen school Semi-Public Water System BWA 2015/02/20 None unknown No
Pikangikum Pikangikum Police Station Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2006/09/21 None unknown No
Pikangikum Pikangikum Pikangikum Public Water System BWA 2016/08/16 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Sachigo Lake Sachigo Lake Sachigo Lake Public Water System BWA 2016/06/07 None 101-500 people Yes
Sandy Lake Sandy Lake Sandy Lake Public Water System BWA 2002/10/10 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Slate Falls Nation New Slate Falls Band office/Clinic Semi-Public Water System (Non-transient) BWA 2004/07/07 None unknown Yes
Slate Falls Nation New Slate Falls Pumphouse No. 1 Public Water System BWA 2004/07/07 None 0-100 people Yes
Slate Falls Nation New Slate Falls Pumphouse No. 2 Public Water System BWA 2004/07/07 None 0-100 people Yes
Slate Falls Nation New Slate Falls Pumphouse No. 3 Public Water System BWA 2004/07/07 None 0-100 people Yes
Slate Falls Nation New Slate Falls Pumphouse No. 4 Public Water System BWA 2004/07/07 None 0-100 people Yes
Slate Falls Nation New Slate Falls Pumphouse No. 5 Public Water System BWA 2004/07/07 None 0-100 people Yes
Slate Falls Nation New Slate Falls Pumphouse No. 6 Public Water System BWA 2004/07/07 None 0-100 people Yes
Slate Falls Nation New Slate Falls Pumphouse No. 7 Public Water System BWA 2004/07/07 None 0-100 people Yes
Slate Falls Nation New Slate Falls Pumphouse No. 8 Public Water System BWA 2004/07/07 None 0-100 people Yes
Slate Falls Nation New Slate Falls Pumphouse No. 9 Public Water System BWA 2004/07/07 None 0-100 people Yes
Slate Falls Nation New Slate Falls Warehouse Semi-Public Water System (Non-transient) BWA 2004/07/07 None unknown No
Wabauskang Wabauskang Wabauskang Public Water System BWA 2014/12/15 None 101-500 people Yes
Wapekeka Wapekeka Wapekeka Public Water System BWA 2016/07/06 None 101-500 people Yes
Wawakapewin Long Dog Long Dog Public Water System BWA 2004/03/03 None 0-100 people Yes
Webequie Webequie Webequie Public Water System BWA 2016/04/08 None 501-1000 people Yes
Wunnumin Wunnumin Lake Wunnumin Lake Public Water System BWA 2016/11/24 None 501-1000 people Yes
Alderville Alderville Alderville Anishnaa Kwewag Gamig Services Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2016/01/28 None unknown No
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Golden Lake Makwa Development Corporation Semi-Public Water System (Non-transient) BWA 2008/07/11 None unknown No
Curve Lake Curve Lake Curve Lake Daycare/Band Infant/Toddler Semi-Public Water System BWA 2016/02/17 None unknown No
Curve Lake Curve Lake Curve Lake Small Business Centre Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2015/08/14 None unknown No
Curve Lake Curve Lake Curve Lake School Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2016/11/23 None unknown No
Curve Lake Curve Lake Curve Lake Public Water System BWA 2016/11/30 None 101-500 people Yes
Curve Lake Curve Lake Curve Lake Community Centre Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2016/07/20 None unknown No
Hiawatha Hiawatha Hiawatha Park Campground Semi-Public Water System (Transient) BWA 2008/07/07 None unknown No
Mississauga's of Scugog Island Scugog Scugog Apartments Well House 3 Public Water System BWA 2008/10/23 None 0-100 people Yes
Mississauga's of Scugog Island Scugog Scugog Band Office Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2008/10/23 None unknown No
Mississauga's of Scugog Island Scugog Scugog Community Water System 1 Public Water System BWA 2008/10/23 None 0-100 people Yes
Mississauga's of Scugog Island Scugog Scugog Community Water System 2 Public Water System BWA 2008/10/23 None 0-100 people Yes
Mississauga's of Scugog Island Scugog Scugog Health Centre Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2008/10/23 None unknown No
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Tyendinaga All MBQ Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2008/06/06 None unknown No
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Tyendinaga All MBQ Semi-Public Water System (Transient) BWA 2008/06/06 None unknown No
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Tyendinaga MBQ Airport Public Water System BWA 2003/10/17 None 0-100 people No
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Tyendinaga MBQ Bayview Variety Apartments Public Water System BWA 2008/06/06 None 0-100 people No
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Tyendinaga MBQ Clifford Maracle's Well Public Water Supply BWA 2012/01/20 None 0-100 people No
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Tyendinaga MBQ Trailer Park Public Water System BWA 2008/06/06 None 0-100 people No
Wahta Mohawk Wahta Administration/ Community Centre Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) DNC 2013/09/11 None unknown No
Animakee Wa Zhing #37 Animakee Wa Zhing #37 Regina Bay Regina Bay Public Water System BWA 2002/09/26 None 101-500 people Yes
Animakee Wa Zhing #37 Animakee Wa Zhing #37 Windigo Island Windigo Island Public Water System BWA 2015/02/09 None 0-100 people Yes
Aroland Aroland O'Sullivan Lake Gas Bar Semi-Public Water System (Non-transient) BWA 2008/09/04 None unknown No
Big Grassy Big Grassy Community Big Grassy Public Water System BWA 2016/05/09 None 101-500 people Yes
Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek Rocky Bay First Nation Rocky Bay Public Water System BWA 2016/11/12 None 101-500 people Yes
Fort William Fort William Fort William Public Water System BWA 2016/11/08 2016/11/14 501-1000 people Yes
Grassy Narrows Grassy Narrows First Nation Grassy Narrows Public Water System BWA 2014/06/27 None 501-1000 people Yes
Grassy Narrows Grassy Narrows First Nation Mission Well Public Water System DNC 2013/05/24 None 0-100 people Yes
Grassy Narrows Grassy Narrows First Nation Snake Point Well Public Water System DNC 2013/05/24 None 0-100 people Yes
Grassy Narrows Grassy Narrows First Nation Teacherage Well Public Water System DNC 2013/05/24 None 0-100 people No
Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek Gull Bay Gull Bay Public Water System BWA 2009/04/30 None 101-500 people Yes
Marten Falls Marten Falls First Nation Marten Falls Public Water System BWA 2005/07/18 None 101-500 people Yes
Northwest Angle No. 33 N.W. Angle 33 Angle Inlet East Pumphouse Plant Public Water System BWA 2011/04/11 None 0-100 people Yes
Northwest Angle No. 33 N.W. Angle 33 Angle Inlet Elsie Blackhawk Pumphouse Public Water System BWA 2011/04/11 None 0-100 people No
Northwest Angle No. 33 N.W. Angle 33 Angle Inlet West Pumphouse Plant Public Water System DNC 2016/02/12 None 0-100 people Yes
Obashkaanda Gaang Washagamis Bay Washagamis Bay East Public Water System (Band Office Pump House) BWA 2008/12/19 None 0-100 people Yes
Obashkaanda Gaang Washagamis Bay Washagamis Bay West Public Water System(South End Pump House) BWA 2008/12/19 None 0-100 people Yes
Pays Plat Pays Plat Pays Plat Public Water System BWA 2016/10/03 2016/11/02 0-100 people Yes
Pic Mobert Pic Mobert Pic Mobert South - Lower Reserve Public Water System BWA 2008/02/26 None 101-500 people Yes
Serpent River Serpent River Serpent River Public Water System (2015) BWA 2015/09/01 None unknown Yes
Shoal Lake No. 40 Shoal Lake No. 40 Pumphouse No. 1 Public Water System BWA 1997/02/18 None 0-100 people Yes
Shoal Lake No. 40 Shoal Lake No. 40 Pumphouse No. 2 Public Water System BWA 1997/02/18 None 0-100 people Yes
Shoal Lake No. 40 Shoal Lake No. 40 Pumphouse No. 3 Public Water System BWA 1997/02/18 None 0-100 people Yes
Shoal Lake No. 40 Shoal Lake No. 40 Pumphouse No. 4 Public Water System BWA 1997/02/18 None 0-100 people Yes
Shoal Lake No. 40 Shoal Lake No. 40 Pumphouse No. 5 Public Water System BWA 1997/02/18 None 0-100 people Yes
Shoal Lake No. 40 Shoal Lake No. 40 Pumphouse No. 9 Public Water System BWA 1997/02/18 None 0-100 people Yes
Shoal Lake No. 40 Shoal Lake No. 40 School Pumphouse Public Water System BWA 1997/02/18 None 0-100 people Yes
Wauzhushk Onigum Wauzhushk Onigum - Rat Portage Bald Indian Bay Public Water System BWA 2012/05/11 None 0-100 people Yes
Wauzhushk Onigum Wauzhushk Onigum - Rat Portage Migisi Treatment System Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2008/05/26 None unknown No
Wauzhushk Onigum Wauzhushk Onigum - Rat Portage Wauzhushk Onigum Public Water System BWA 2016/08/01 2016/11/04 101-500 people Yes
Whitesand Whitesand First Nation Whitesand Public Water System BWA 2016/09/21 2016/09/29 101-500 people Yes
Manitoba
First Nation Community System name Type of advisory Date set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by INAC
Canupawakpa Dakota Canupawakpa Dakota Canupawakpa Community Complex/DOCFS/DOPS (Non-Transient) BWA 2014/03/26 None unknown No
God's Lake God's Lake God's Lake Austin Nazzie Pump House Public Water System DNC 2005/04/24 None 0-100 people No
Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) Kinonjeoshtegon Band Office/Health Centre Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2016/10/20 None unknown No
Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) Kinonjeoshtegon Public Water System BWA 2016/07/07 None 0-100 people Yes
Lake Manitoba Lake Manitoba Lake Manitoba Public Water System BWA 2016/04/06 None 101-500 people Yes
Little Saskatchewan Little Saskatchewan Little Saskatchewan Daycare Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2016/08/23 2016/11/04 unknown Yes
Long Plain Long Plain Long Plain Water System (Cistern) BWA 2016/07/22 None 101-500 people Yes
Pauingassi Pauingassi Pauingassi Public Water System BWA 2014/09/24 None 501-1000 people Yes
Pinaymootang Fairford Pinay Gas Bar Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) DNC 2012/08/24 None unknown No
Pinaymootang Fairford Pinaymootang Arena Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2015/08/17 None unknown No
Pinaymootang Fairford Pin Water Fill Semi-Public Water System BWA 2016/11/10 2016/11/28 unknown No
Sagkeeng First Nation Sagkeeng First Nation Sagkeeng NS - Family Services Finance Building Trucked Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2016/08/05 None unknown No
Wuskwi Sipihk Indian Birch Wuskwi Sipihk Public Water System BWA 2014/04/24 None 0-100 people Yes
Saskatchewan
First Nation Community System name Type of advisory Date set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by INAC
Big Island Lake Cree Nation Big Island Big Island Lake Public Water System BWA 2013/08/20 None 501-1000 people Yes
Black Lake Black Lake Black Lake Public Water System BWA 2013/04/19 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Clearwater River The Landing The Landing Public Water System BWA 2006/04/24 None 0-100 people Yes
Cumberland House Cumberland House Halfway Point Subdivision: Gas station/convenience store BWO 2003/01/01 None 0-100 people No
Flying Dust Flying Dust Flying Dust Public Water System BWA 2016/10/27 2016/11/02 101-500 people Yes
Hatchet Lake Denesuline Lac La Hache Lac La Hache Public Water System BWA 2016/10/19 2016/11/04 0-100 people Yes
Hatchet Lake Denesuline North Point & Northern Settlement North Point & Northern Settlement PWS BWA 2016/11/24 None 101-500 people Yes
Kahkewistahaw Kahkewistahaw Kahkewistahaw Public Water System BWA 2015/06/03 None 101-500 people Yes
Ministikwan Lake Cree Nation Mudie Lake Mudie Lake Public Water System BWA 2014/08/14 None 101-500 people Yes
Ministikwan Lake Cree Nation Ministikwan Lake Ministikwan Lake Public Water System BWA 2016/01/29 None 501-1000 people Yes
Muskowekwan Muskowekwan Muskowekwan Public Water System BWA 2016/01/19 None 101-500 people Yes
Nekaneet Upper Camp Upper Camp Public Water System BWA 2013/08/26 2016/11/30 0-100 people Yes
Peepeekisis Peepeekisis Poitras Well BWA 2013/04/10 None 0-100 people Yes
Peepeekisis Peepeekisis Peepeekis Main Public Water System BWA 2015/02/05 None 501-1000 people Yes
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Pelican Narrows Pelican Narrows Semi-Public Water System BWA 2015/08/25 None unknown Yes
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Sandy Bay Sandy Bay Public Water System BWA 2016/10/11 2016/11/04 101-500 people Yes
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Sandy Bay Sandy Bay Public Water System AEE 2016/11/15 None 101-500 peoples Yes
Poundmaker TLE community TLE Community Public Water System BWA 2006/12/15 None 0-100 people Yes
Poundmaker Poundmaker Poundmaker Public Water System (low pressure distribution system only) BWO 2009/08/19 None 0-100 people Yes
Red Earth Cree Nation Red Earth Cree Nation Red Earth Cree Nation Public Water System BWA 2016/06/24 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Red Pheasant Cree Nation Red Pheasant Cree Nation Red Pheasant Cree Nation Public Water System BWA 2016/11/27 2016/11/30 501-1000 people Yes
Sakimay Sakimay Sakimay Public Water System BWA 2016/10/28 2016/11/07 0-100 people Yes
Saultreaux Saultreaux Saultreaux Public Water System BWA 2016/11/07 2016/11/22 0-100 people Yes
Star Blanket Star Blanket Star Blanket Public Water System BWA 2007/01/10 None 101-500 people Yes
Sweetgrass Sweetgrass Sweetgrass Public Water System BWA 2002/01/11 None 0-100 people Yes
White Bear White Bear White Bear Public Water System BWA 2011/09/20 None 501-1000 people Yes

DWAs for Saskatoon Tribal Council communities are not included in the above numbers. For more information on DWAs in these communities, contact the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

Alberta
First Nation Community System name Type of advisory Date set (YYYY/MM/DD) Date revoked (YYYY/MM/DD) Population Infrastructure financially supported by INAC
Blood Blood Gladstone Community Hall Semi-Public Water Supply (Blood) BWA 2016/10/03 None 501-1000 people No
Frog Lake Frog Lake Frog Lake Head Start Building Semi-Public Water Supply BWA 2016/02/25 None unknown No
Kapawen'o Kapawen'o-The Narrows Narrow's Semi Public Water System BWA 2009/09/29 None unknown Yes
Kehewin Kehewin Kehewin Public Water System BWA 2011/04/23 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Little Red River-John D’or Little Red River-John D’or John D’or Prairie Public Water System DNU 2016/11/14 2016/11/17 501-1000 people Yes
O'Chiese O'Chiese Bremnerville Public Water System (O'Chiese) BWA 2016/09/09 2016/11/09 0-100 people No
Pigeon Lake Pigeon Lake Ma-Me-O Campground 2 Semi-Public Water System BWA 2010/07/15 None unknown No
Stoney Stoney-Morley Stoney Trading Post Semi-Public Water System BWA 2016/09/15 2016/11/01 unknown No
Sturgeon Lake Sturgeon Lake Western Cree Complex SL Resources Semi-Public Water System BWA 2015/10/19 2016/11/28 unknown No
Sucker Creek Sucker Creek Ray's Gas Bar Semi Public Water System BWA 2015/02/09 None unknown No
Tsuu T'ina Tsuu T'ina Tsuu T'ina Bullhead Community Centre-Semi-System Public Water BWA 2016/11/16 None unknown No
Whitefish Lake Atikameg Whitefish River Public Water System BWA 2011/05/24 None 101-500 people Yes
Woodland Cree Woodland Cree Marten Lake Community Hall Semi-Public Water System (Woodland Cree-Marten Lake) BWA 2016/09/08 None unknown No

British Columbia

DWAs in British Columbia are not included in the above numbers. For more information on DWAs in British Columbia, please contact the First Nations Health Authority. Health Canada transferred their role in the design, management and delivery of First Nations health programs in British Columbia in 2013. INAC continues to support the public water systems infrastructure in these communities.

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