Community for Clean Water started in 2018 as a grassroots response to Prince Rupert’s extended Boil Water Notice in 2018-19. The North Coast Labour Council, an organization representing the region’s local labour unions, adopted the campaign in the spring of 2021.

To keep our water clean and accessible for all requires that we:

  • Work together to show our support for the public water system
  • Provide oversight to ensure that government is working for everyone
  • Educate the community on the importance of transparency, accountability, and local government

Local government is responsible for providing everyone with clean water. Through the public water and public sewer system we can ensure that everyone has access to water and that the environment is protected. By working together, we can build support for public water systems. We need clean water. And that’s why standing up for clean water is so important.

Media Coverage

Northern View Community organization asks for external review of water boil notice response

North Coast Review Clean Water Advocates set to make presentation to City Council

CBC News Social media tensions boil over in Prince Rupert water advisory row

Read more coverage on the Media Page.

Human Right to Clean Water

Canada formally recognizes access to drinking water as a human right. This right is formally recognized by Canada as a signatory country to the United Nations’ International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which includes General Comment 15 stating that “the human right to water entitles everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic uses.” We must work together to ensure that this right is realized at every level, including in our North Coast villages, towns, and cities.