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North Coast Communities Need Clean Water

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

Our aim now is to unite North Coast communities around the right to clean water – for everyone, everywhere. Given that Prince Rupert is once again under an advisory and that there are communities across Canada without clean water, the timing of this campaign could not be more urgent. Join us to help communities demand our shared human right to clean water.

Media Coverage

2020-21 Prince Rupert Advisory

Langara Voice Prince Rupert residents see red over yellow water

2018-19 Prince Rupert Notice

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

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.