The provision of safe drinking water and the effective treatment of wastewater are critical in ensuring the health and safety of First Nation people and the protection of source water on First Nation lands. While legislation for drinking water and wastewater has been developed in provinces and territories, such legislation for drinking water and wastewater in First Nation communities does not currently exist. It is for this reason that Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) intends to work with First Nations to establish a legislative framework for drinking water and wastewater in First Nation communities. For more information click here.
Proposed INAC Water and Wastewater Legislative Framework