Protocols and guidelines for water systems

Find protocols, guidelines and the policy for water and wastewater systems in First Nations communities.

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Water and wastewater systems protocols

Protocol for Safe Drinking Water in First Nations Communities
Standards for design, construction, operation, maintenance, and monitoring of drinking water systems in First Nations communities.

Protocol for Centralised Drinking Water Systems in First Nations Communities
Standards for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and monitoring of centralised drinking water systems in First Nations communities.

Protocol for Decentralised Water and Wastewater Systems in First Nations Communities.
Minimum standards and codes for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of on-site decentralised water and wastewater systems funded in whole or in part by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).

Water and wastewater management guidelines

Design Guidelines for First Nations Water Works
Guidelines for engineers planning public water supply systems in First Nation communities.

Maintenance Management Plan for drinking water and wastewater systems in First Nations communities
Guide to support First Nation communities developing water and wastewater system maintenance management plans.

First Nations On-Reserve Source Water Protection Plan
Guide to support First Nation communities developing protection plans for on-reserve source water.

Emergency Response Plan for Drinking Water Systems in First Nations communities
Guide to support First Nation communities developing emergency response plans for their drinking water systems.

Emergency Response Plan for Wastewater Systems in First Nations communities
Guide to support First Nation communities developing emergency response plans for their wastewater systems.

Funding policy for water and wastewater services

Water and Wastewater Policy and Level of Services Standards
INAC's policy for providing funding support for First Nations to deliver potable water and wastewater services on reserves.

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