Drinking water advisories: First Nations south of 60

Learn about drinking water advisories in First Nations communities south of the 60th parallel.

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About drinking water advisories

Drinking water advisories are issued to protect people from drinking water that is potentially unsafe, or confirmed to be unsafe, based on water quality testing. Advisories are issued by First Nations in their communities and off-reserve by provincial, territorial or municipal governments.

In many First Nations communities, there are several types of water systems. Depending on which type of system, an advisory could affect one building or the entire community.

Drinking water advisories are put in place for various reasons. For instance, a community may issue an advisory if there are problems in the overall water system, such as water line breaks, equipment failure, or poor filtration/disinfection during water treatment.

Communities may also choose to issue an advisory as a precautionary measure, such as when there are emergency repairs in the water distribution system or if a community does not have a trained Water System Operator or Community-Based Drinking Water Quality Monitor in place.

Some advisories are short-term to advise residents of a temporary water quality issue on a specific water system. When a drinking water advisory has been in place for more than one year it is considered long-term.

Eliminating drinking water advisories

In November 2015, the Government of Canada committed to end long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities by March 2021.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) provides funding for public water systems that serve on-reserve housing and public facilities such as schools, band offices, administrative buildings, community centres, and recreational buildings.

For information on the Government’s commitment to end long-term drinking water advisories on public systems funded by INAC including progress made to date, please visit Water in First Nations Communities.

Issuing drinking water advisories

Health Canada works in partnership with First Nations communities located south of the 60th parallel across Canada (excluding British Columbia) to support the monitoring of all drinking water systems and advise on issues related to drinking water safety.

In British Columbia, the First Nations Health Authority has assumed these responsibilities as part of the 2013 British Columbia Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nations Health Governance.

In all situations, when a potential concern about the drinking water quality is identified, an Environmental Health Officer employed by Health Canada or First Nation stakeholders will immediately communicate, verbally and in writing, the appropriate recommendation(s) to Chief and Council for action such as issuing a drinking water advisory.

It's the responsibility of the Chief and Council, or their delegates, to:

  • issue or lift a drinking water advisory
  • 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.

In addition, Health Canada reviews plans and provides advice from a public health perspective to First Nations and INAC for new and upgraded water treatment systems.

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)

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 those requiring assistance such as infants, or toddlers and elders (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 should not consume their tap water for:

  • cooking
  • drinking
  • feeding pets
  • brushing their teeth
  • soups or ice cubes
  • bathing those requiring assistance such as infants, toddlers and elders (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
  • 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

Advisories by region

Note: Drinking water advisories in British Columbia and within the Saskatoon Tribal Council are not included in the tables below. Please contact these groups for more information on DWAs in their areas.

Below is a list of short term and long-term drinking water advisories in the following regions of the country:

As of October 31, 2017:

  •  100 long-term drinking water advisories - meaning the advisory has been in place for more than a year. These numbers include public systems financially supported by INAC as well as other systems where the public has a reasonable expectation of access.
  • 47 short-term drinking water advisories - meaning there was a temporary water quality issue on a specific water system.
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
Miawpukek Conne River Conne River Public Water System BWA 2014/09/10 None 501-1000 people Yes
Paq`Tnkek Afton Afton Public Water System BWA 2017/09/29 None 101-500 people Yes
Potlotek Potlotek Potlotek Public Water System DNC 2017/09/11 2017/10/13 501-1000 people Yes
Tobique Tobique Tobique Public Water System BWA 2017/10/04 2017/10/10 1001-5000 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 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 /Innu Essipit Ess TAS 0001 Essipit Public Water System BWA 2017/08/30 None Unknown No
Huronne -Wendat/Wendake Wendake (Village des Hurons) VHW/ Village des Hurons Public Water System BWA 2017/09/11 2017/10/13 Unknown No
Matimekush Schefferville MAT BWA 2017/10/10 2017/10/19 Unknown No
Pessamit Betsiamites PES Pessamit Public Water System BWA 2017/10/24 2017/10/25 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 Public Water System BWA 2017/09/25 2017/10/14 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
Bearskin Lake Bearskin Lake Bearskin Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/10/11 2017/10/23 101-500 people Yes
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
Cat Lake Cat Lake Cat Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/09/25 None unknown Yes
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
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Big Trout Lake Big Trout Lake Public Water Sytem BWA 2017/10/27 None Unknown 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
Lac Seul Whitefish Bay Whitefish Bay Public Water System BWA 2017/10/12 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 Caribou Lake North Caribou Lake North Caribou Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/09/12 2017/10/02 501-1000 people Yes
North Caribou Lake North Caribou Lake North Caribou Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/10/26 None 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 Band Office Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2017/05/15 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
Wunnumin Wunnumin Lake Wunnumin Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/10/18 2017/10/30 501-1000 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 (Non-Transient) BWA 2016/07/20 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 Public Water system 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
Anishnaabeg of Naongashiing Big Island Big Island Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/10/13 2017/10/19 101-500 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
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 2017/10/29 None 0-100 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
Marten Falls Marten Falls First Nation Marten Falls Public Water System BWA 2005/07/18 None 101-500 people Yes
Naicatchewenin Naicatchewenin Naicatchewenin Public Water System BWA 2017/10/03 2017/10/06 101-500 people Yes
Naicatchewenin Naicatchewenin Naicatchewenin Public Water Sysytem BWA 2017/10/27 None 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
Pays Plat Pays Plat Pays Plat Public Water System BWA 2017/10/24 None 0-100 people Yes
Serpent River Serpent River Serpent River Public Water System 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 2017/08/11 None 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 Semi-Public Water System(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
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 Semi-Public Water System BWA 2017/04/13 None unknown No
Lake Manitoba Lake Manitoba Lake Manitoba Band Office Semi-Public Water System BWA 2017/03/31 2017/10/23 unknown No
Long Plain Long Plain Long Plain Water System (Cistern) BWA 2016/07/22 None 101-500 people No
O-Pipon-Na-Piwin South Indian Lake South Indian Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/10/10 2017/10/13 101-500 people Yes
Pauingassi Pauingassi Pauingassi Public Water System BWA 2014/09/24 None 501-1000 people Yes
Pinaymootang Fairford Pinaymootang ACFS Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2017/09/21 None Unknown No
Pinaymootang Fairford Pinaymootang IRTC Semi-Public Water System (Non-Transient) BWA 2017/09/21 None Unknown No
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 Band office Semi-Public Water System BWA 2017/03/16 None 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
Sandy Bay Sandy Bay Sandy Bay Public Water System BWA 2017/09/20 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Shamattawa Shamattawa Shamattawa Public Water System BWA 2017/09/13 None 1001-5000 people Yes
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
Big River Big River Big River Public Water System BWA 2017/10/30 None 101-500 people Yes
Black Lake Black Lake Black Lake Public Water System BWA 2013/04/19 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Buffalo River Dene Nation Buffalo River Dene Nation Buffalo River Dene Nation Truck Water System BWA 2017/07/20 None 0-100 people Yes
Buffalo River Dene Nation Buffalo River Dene Nation Buffalo River Dene Nation Public Water System BWA 2017/09/18 2017/10/05 501-1000 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 Semi-Public Water System BWO 2003/01/01 None unknown No
Cumberland House Pemmican Portage Pemmican Portage Public Water System BWA 2017/10/19 2017/10/27 501-1000 people Yes
Fond du Lac Denesuline Fond du Lac Denesuline Fond du Lac Denesuline Public Water System BWA 2017/07/16 None 1001-5000 people Yes
Hatchet Lake Denesuline Hatchet Lake Denesuline Hatchet Lake Denesuline Public Water System BWA 2017/07/16 None 1001-5000 people Yes
James Smith James Smith James Smith #100 BWA 2017/10/10 None Unknown Yes
Kahkewistahaw Kahkewistahaw Kahkewistahaw Public Water System BWA 2015/06/03 2017/10/31 101-500 people Yes
Kinookimaw Kinookimaw Kinookimaw Golf course and subdivision BWA 2004/06/14 None unknown No
Makwa Sahgaiehcan Makwa Sahgaiehcan Makwa Sahgaiehcan Public Water System BWA 2017/10/04 2017/10/07 101-500 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 Cree Nation
Ministikwan
Lake Public Water System
BWA 2017/04/10 None 501-1000 people YES
Montreal Lake Montreal Lake Montreal Lake Cree Nation Public Water System BWA 2017/09/29 2017/10/05 101-500 people Yes
Muskowekwan Muskowekwan Muskowekwan #85 Public Water System BWA 2017/10/16 None 101-500 people Yes
Peepeekisis Peepeekisis Peepeekisis Main Public Water System BWA 2015/02/05 None 501-1000 people Yes
Peepeekisis Peepeekisis Poitras Well BWA 2013/04/10 None 0-100 people 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 Thomas Clark No.204 Public Water System BWA 2017/08/14 None 0-100 people Yes
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Sandy Bay Sandy Bay Public Water System BWA 2017/09/21 2017/10/30 501-1000 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
Saulteaux Saulteaux Saulteaux Public Water System BWA 2017/10/20 2017/10/23 501-1000 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
Wahpeton Wahpeton Wahpeton Public Water System BWA 2017/10/18 2017/10/26 101-500 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 Standoff Public Water System BWA 2017/10/27 None 501-1000 people Yes
Dene Tha`-Bushe Dene Tha`-Bushe Bushe Food & Gas Semi-Public Water System BWA 2017/07/04 None Unknown No
Driftpile Driftpile S & S Confectionary Semi-Public Water System BWA 2017/09/11 None Unknown No
Frog Lake Frog Lake Frog Lake Head Start Building Semi-Public Water Supply BWA 2016/02/25 None unknown No
Horse Lake Horse Lake Horse Lake Daycare and Head Start Building Semi-Public Water System BWA 2017/10/02 2017/10/31 Unknown No
Horse Lake Horse Lake Horse Lake Public Water System BWA 2017/10/25 None 101-500 people Yes
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
Samson Pigeon Lake Ma-Me-O Campground 2 Semi-Public Water System BWA 2010/07/15 None unknown No
Stoney-Morley Stoney-Morley Stoney Nakoda Entertainment Resort Public Water System BWA 2017/09/22 2017/10/02 Unknown No
Sucker Creek Sucker Creek Badger Towne Store Semi-Public Water System BWA 2017/09/08 None Unknown No
Sucker Creek Sucker Creek Ray's Gas Bar Semi Public Water System BWA 2015/02/09 None unknown No
Sunchild Sunchild Westend Pumphouse Public Water System DNC 2017/09/29 None 0-100 people Yes
Swan River Swan River Swan River Public Water System BWA 2017/10/31 None 0-100 people Yes
Tsuut`ina Tsuut`ina Rodeo Pow Wow grounds Tsuut`ina Rodeo Grounds Semi-Public Water System BWA 2017/07/27 None unknown No
Whitefish Lake Atikameg Whitefish River Public Water System BWA 2011/05/24 None 101-500 people Yes
Whitefish Lake Goodfish Carl Bull`s Mini Mart Semi-Public Water System BWA 2017/09/08 None Unknown No

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