FSDS Goal: Goal 3: Water Quality and Water Quantity — Protect and enhance water so that it is clean, safe and secure for all Canadians and supports healthy ecosystems.
FSDS Target 2013–2016: 3.1 Target — Increase the percent of on-reserve First Nations water systems with low risk ratings from 27% to 50% by 2015. Increase the percent of on-reserve First Nations wastewater systems with low risk ratings from 35% to 70% by 2015.
Performance Indicator: Risk rating for First Nations water and wastewater systems management.
Departmental Implementation Strategies:
3.1.1 Increase on-reserve First Nations capacity to operate and maintain water and wastewater systems by improving access to and support for operator certification and training, in order to augment the number of certified operators. (AANDC)
3.1.2 Prioritize investment support to on-reserve First Nations to target highest-risk water and wastewater systems. (AANDC)
3.1.3 Provide on-reserve First Nations with funding and advice regarding, design, construction, operation and maintenance of their water and wastewater treatment facilities. (AANDC)
3.1.6 Develop, and update as required technical guidance protocols, such as the Protocol for Centralised Drinking Water in First Nations Communities and the Protocol for Centralised Wastewater Treatment and Disposal in First Nations Communities, and the Protocol for Decentralised Water and Wastewater Systems in First Nations Communities. (AANDC)
3.1.7 Develop appropriate regulatory framework and legislation for safe drinking water and wastewater treatment in First Nations communities on reserves. (AANDC)
PAA Sub-program 3.4.1 Water and Wastewater Infrastructure
|First Nation communities have a base of safe water and wastewater that meets established standards
||Percentage of First Nation drinking water systems that have LOW risk ratings
||54% by March 31, 2019
|Percentage of First Nation wastewater systems that have LOW risk ratings
||65% by March 31, 2019
|First Nation communities have a base of infrastructure that protects their health and safety and enables engagement in the economy
||Percentage of First Nation drinking water systems with treated water that meets prescribed standards in the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality
||87% by March 31, 2019
|Percentage of First Nation wastewater systems producing treated water that meet effluent quality regulations and guidelines
||70% by March 31, 2019
|The departmental target levels have been updated to 2019 using annual growth rate of actual performance results from 2011 to 2014. In some cases, this results in 2019 departmental targets being lower or the same as the 2015 targets.
For planning highlights see sub-program 3.4.1 in Section II of the RPP 2015–2016.