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 July 31, 2017, in 101 First Nations communities south of the 60th parallel there were:

  • 48 short-term DWAs, meaning there was a temporary water quality issue on a specific water system
  • 102 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 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:

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

Types of advisories

Health Canada can recommend 3 types of DWAs:

  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 Nations 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
    • making 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.

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
Buctouche Buctouche Buctouche Public Water System BWA 2017/07/26 2017/07/28 0-100 people Yes
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 2017/06/29 2017/07/07 501-1000 people Yes
Fort Folly Fort Folly Fort Folly Public Water System BWA 2017/07/04 2017/07/11 0-100 people Yes
Fort Folly Fort Folly Fort Folly Public Water System BWA 2017/07/25 2017/07/28 0-100 people Yes
Miawpukek Conne River Conne River Public Water System BWA 2014/09/10 None 501-1000 people Yes
Metepenagiag Mi`KmaqNation Red Bank Red Bank Public Water System BWA 2017/07/02 None 101-500 people Yes
Mushuau Innu Natuashish Natuashish Public Water System BWA 2017/02/24 None 501-1000 people Yes
Wagamatcook Wagamatcook Wagamatcook Public Water System BWA 2017/07/24 2017/07/26 501-1000 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
Huronne-Wendat/Wendake Wendake (Village Huron de Wendake) VHW Village des Hurons Public Water System BWA 2017/07/31 None Unknown No
Huronne-Wendat/Wendake Wendake (Village Huron de Wendake) VHW Village des Hurons Public Water System BWA 2017/07/27 2017/07/29 Unknown No
Mashteuiatsh Innu Mashteuiatsh MAS Public Water System BWA 2017/07/12 2017/07/24 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
Kashechewan Kashechewan Kashechewan PWS BWA 2017/07/06 2017/07/13 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
Eagle Lake Eagle Lake Eagle Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/07/17 None 101-500 people Yes
Fort Severn Fort Severn Fort Severn Public Water System BWA 2017/02/10 None 101-500 people Yes
Koocheching Koocheching Koocheching Public Water System BWA 2009/10/19 None 0-100 people No
Kasabonika Lake Kasabonika Lake Kasabonika Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/07/11 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Kingfisher Kingfisher Lake Kingfisher Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/07/17 2017/07/25 501-1000 people Yes
Lac Seul Kejick Bay Kejick Bay Public Water System BWA 2003/02/14 None unknown Yes
Lac Seul Frenchman's Head Frenchman's Head Public Water system BWA 2017/04/12 None unknown Yes
Mishkeegogamang Mishkeegogamang 63A (Ten House) Public Water System BWA 2017/07/28 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 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 Band Office Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2017/05/15 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 2016/12/14 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
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
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Golden Lake Makwa Development Corporation Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2008/07/11 None unknown No
Chippewa of Georgina Island Georgina Island Georgina Island Public Water System BWA 2017/04/24 None 101-500 People Yes
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 Seniors complex Semi-Public Water System (NT) 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 Big Grassy Public Water System BWA 2017/03/01 None 101-500 people Yes
Brunswick House Brunswick House Brunswick House Public Water System BWA 2017/07/30 None 101-500 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
Iskatewizaag Egan No. 39 Independent First Nation Shoal Lake No. 39 Shoal Lake No. 39 Public Water System BWA 2017/05/31 None 101-500 people Yes
Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek Gull Bay Gull Bay Public Water System BWA 2009/04/30 None 101-500 people Yes
Lac La Croix Lac La Croix Lac La Croix Public Water System BWA 2017/02/06 None 101-500 people Yes
Long Lake No.58 Long Lake No.58 Long Lake No.58 Public Water system BWA 2017/06/20 2017/07/12 101-500 people No
Matachewan Matachewan Matachewan Public Water System BWA 2017/07/31 None 0-100 people Yes
Marten Falls Marten Falls First Nation Marten Falls Public Water System BWA 2005/07/18 None 101-500 people Yes
Naicatchewenin Naicatchewenin First Nation Naicatchewenin Public Water System BWA 2017/07/05 2017/07/07 101-500 people Yes
Namaygoosisagagun Namaygoosisagagun Namaygoosisagagun Band Office Semi-Public Water System DNC 2014/09/19 None Unknown No
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
Ochiichagwe`Babigo`Ining Ochiichagwe`Babigo`Ining Ochiichagwe`Babigo`Ining Public Water System BWA 2017/07/18 2017/07/21 101-500 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
Wabaseemoong Indep. Nation Wabaseemoong Whitedog Public Water System BWA 2017/07/17 2017/07/26 501-1000 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 2017/01/26 None 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
Cross Lake First Nation Cross Lake Cross Lake Muskego`s Restaurant Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2017/07/26 None Unknown No
Garden Hill Garden Hill Garden Hill Public Water System BWA 2017/07/20 2017/07/24 1001-5000 people Yes
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
Hollow Water Hollow Water Hollow Water Public Water System BWA 2016/12/20 None 501-1000 people Yes
Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) Kinonjeoshtegon Public Water System BWA 2016/07/07 None 0-100 people Yes
Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) Kinonjeoshtegon Band Office/Health Centre SPWS BWA 2017/04/13 None 0-100People No
Lake Manitoba Lake Manitoba Lake Manitoba Band Office SPWS BWA 2017/03/31 None 0-100People No
Long Plain Long Plain Long Plain Water System (Cistern) BWA 2016/07/22 None 101-500 people No
Northlands (Lac Brochet) Northlands (Lac Brochet) Northlands (Lac Brochet) Public Water System BWA 2017/04/09 2017/07/07 501-1000 people Yes
O-chi-chak-ko-sipi (Crane River) O-chi-chak-ko-sipi (Crane River) O-chi-chak-ko-sipi Public Water System BWA 2017/07/12 None 501-1000 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
Red Sucker Lake Red Sucker Lake Red Sucker Lake Nursing Station SPWS BWA 2017/06/14 None Unknown No
Red Sucker Lake Red Sucker Lake Red Sucker Lake Band office Semi-Public Water System BWA 2017/03/16 None unknown No
Sandy Bay Sandy Bay Sandy Bay Public Water System BWA 2017/07/28 None 1001-5000 people Yes
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
Tataskweyak Cree Nation Tataskweyak (Split Lake) Tataskweyak Cree Public Water System BWA 2017/05/17 None 1001-5000 people Yes
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
Black Lake Denesuline Stony Rapids Stony Rapids Public Water System BWA 2017/07/17 2017/07/21 0-100 people No
Buffalo River Dene Nation Buffalo River Dene Nation Buffalo River Dene Nation Public Water System BWA 2017/07/20 None 0-100 people Yes
Clearwater River The Landing The Landing Public Water System BWA 2006/04/24 None 0-100 people Yes
Cowessess Marieval (lower subdivision) Marieval (lower subdivision)Public Water System BWA 2017/02/15 None 101-500 people Yes
Cumberland House Cumberland House Halfway Point Subdivision: Gas station/convenience store BWO 2003/01/01 None 0-100 people No
Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation Public Water System BWA 2017/07/16 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation Public Water System BWA 2017/07/16 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Kahkewistahaw Kahkewistahaw Kahkewistahaw Public Water System BWA 2015/06/03 None 101-500 people Yes
Kinookimaw Kinookimaw Kinookimaw Golf course and subdivision BWA 2004/06/14 None unknown No
Little Pine Little Pine Little Pine Public Water System BWA 2017/03/23 None 501-1000 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 Cree Nation Ministikwan Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/04/10 None 501-1000 people YES
Montreal Lake Cree Nation Montreal Lake Cree Nation Montreal Lake Cree Nation Public Water System BWA 2017/07/20 None 101-500 people Yes
Okanese Okanese Okanese Public Water System BWA 2017/03/30 None 101-500 people Yes
Peepeekisis Peepeekisis Poitras Well BWA 2013/04/10 None 0-100 people Yes
Peepeekisis Peepeekisis Peepeekisis  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 Deschambault Lake Deschambault Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/07/18 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Kinoosao Kinoosao Public Water System BWA 2017/06/19 2017/07/05 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 BWO 2016/06/24 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Sakimay First Nation Sakimay First Nation Sakimay First Nation Public Water System BWA 2017/07/29 None 0-100 people Yes
Standing Buffalo Standing Buffalo Standing Buffalo Public Water System BWA 2017/06/06 None 101-500 people Yes
Star Blanket Star Blanket Star Blanket Public Water System BWA 2007/01/10 None 101-500 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 Tribe Blood Old Agency Public Water System BWA 2017/07/22 None 101-500 people Yes
Blood Blood St.Paul Treatment Centre Public Water System BWA 2017/07/04 2017/07/14 101-500 people Yes
Chipewyan First Nation Janvier Janvier Public Water System DNUA 2017/07/21 2017/07/24 101-500 people No
Dene Tha`-Bushe Dene Tha`-Bushe Dene Tha` Daycare SPWS BWA 2017/06/10 None 0-100 people No
Dene Tha`-Bushe Dene Tha`-Bushe Bushe Food & Gas SPWS BWA 2017/07/04 None Unknown No
Dene Tha`-Bushe Dene Tha`-Bushe Four Chief Complex SPWS BWA 2017/07/12 None Unknown No
Dog Head 218 Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Youth and Elders Lodge ACFN Youth & Elder`s Lodge SPWS BWA 2017/06/14 None 0-100 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 Cree Nation Garden River Garden River Public Water system DNC 2017/07/26 None 501-1000 people Yes
Little Red River Cree Nation Fox Lake Fox Lake Public Water system BWA 2017/07/31 None 501-1000 people Yes
Paul First Nation Paul Paul Public Water System BWA 2017/07/08 2017/07/15 501-1000 people Yes
Samson Pigeon Lake Ma-Me-O Campground 2 Semi-Public Water System BWA 2010/07/15 None unknown No
Stoney-Morley Stoney-Morley Morley Townsite PWS (Morley reserve) BWA 2017/06/22 2017/07/05 0-100 people Yes
Sucker Creek Sucker Creek Ray's Gas Bar Semi Public Water System BWA 2015/02/09 None unknown No
Tsuut`ina Tsuut`ina Bullhead Community Hall Tsuut`ina Community Centre SPWS BWA 2017/07/07 None Unknown No
Tsuut`ina Tsuut`ina Rodeo Pow Wow grounds Tsuut`ina Rodeo Grounds SPWS BWA 2017/07/27 None 1001-5000 people No
Whitefish Lake Atikameg Whitefish River Public Water System BWA 2011/05/24 None 101-500 people Yes

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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