West Region Treaty 2 & 4

HEALTH SERVICES

Head Office

Skownan First Nation

P.O. Box 104

Skownan, MB  R0L 1Y0

Phone: 204-628-3333

Sub-Office

Unit 16 - 2nd Floor

317 Main St. North

Dauphin, MB  R7N 1C5

Phone: 204-622-9400

Fax: 204-622-9449

Toll Free: 1-866-385-9400

WRTH Sub-Office

Environmental Health

DRINKING WATER SAFETY PROGRAM (DWSP)

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The DWSP objective is;

(i) Sample and test drinking water for E. Coli., Total Coli forms, and chlorine residuals as per the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality on WRTHS First Nation's;

(ii) Reduce the possibility of waterborne disease outbreaks by increasing and improving the monitoring of and reporting on community drinking water supplies on WRTHS First Nation's; and

(iii) Build the capacity of First Nations through community-based drinking water quality programs.

DWSP activities include;

(i) Sample and test drinking water quality as per the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality in distribution systems and wells as developed under the direction of the EHO;

(ii) Record all results on water quality data sheets weekly and send reports monthly to the EHO for interpretation of results and recommendations for further action, if necessary;

(iii) Perform quality assurance tests according to the quality assurance plan developed under the direction of the EHO; and

(iv) Immediately upon determining that E. Coli and/or Total Coli forms exceed the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality or when there are unusual changes in disinfection residuals (for example; they are lower than expected), the CBWM is to notify the EHO for interpretation of the results and recommendations on further action.


Program Goals:

  • Yearly Community Water Testing

  • Inspect and Report on General Sanitation

  • Awareness and Workshops on General Sanitation in Classrooms

  • Water Testing

  • Community Food Handling Course

  • Promotion of the Drinking Water Program

  • World Day of Water