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The Procedural Guidelines for Waterborne Disease Events in First Nations Communities South of 60° is a guide to help individuals such as medical staff, water treatment plant operators and health managers, respond to potential drinking water emergencies in First Nations communities for which there is no standard response or a standard response is not apparent.
This guide provides First Nation communities with information on how potential hazards can escalate to emergencies in drinking water systems. It also describes and defines the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and jurisdictions involved in waterborne disease events and provides public health staff and other key stakeholders responsible for providing drinking water with communication procedures and communication flowcharts that illustrate the potential flow of information during a water quality/water quantity investigation.