Clean Water

We will eliminate all long-term drinking water advisories on reserve by 2021, and continue to take steps to ensure water stays safe to drink.

Everyone in Canada should have reliable access to safe, clean drinking water, but for all the progress we’ve made, many people living in Indigenous communities still cannot safely drink or bathe in the water that comes from their taps. That needs to change.

In the last four years we have invested nearly $2 billion to build, repair, and upgrade public water systems in First Nations communities, and working with First Nations partners have eliminated 87 long-term drinking water advisories. We will move forward with investments to eliminate the rest of the advisories, and make sure that resources and training are in place to prevent future ones.