Map: Water advisories for First Nations communities in Canada
Published Thursday, December 17, 2015 8:15PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, December 17, 2015 8:20PM EST
There are 164 water advisories affecting 117 First Nations communities across the country, according to the latest available information from Health Canada and B.C.’s First Nations Health Authority.
The majority are boil-water advisories, but a handful are Do Not Consume orders -- that means the water has a contaminant, and even boiling the water will not make it safe to drink.
Some of these advisories stretch back for several years.