Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act

This enabling legislation is a vital step toward ensuring that residents on First Nation lands have health and safety protections for drinking water similar to those enjoyed by other Canadians.

This legislation will allow the Government to develop, in partnership with First Nations, enforceable federal regulations to ensure access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water; the effective treatment of wastewater; and the protection of sources of drinking water on First Nation lands.

On June 19, 2013, this important enabling legislation was passed into law, and came into force on November 1, 2013.

You can read the entire Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act on the Justice Law website.

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