Ensuring safe drinking water in a small Yukon community using a multi-barrier approach


White river first nation story

The White River First Nation (WRFN) in Beaver Creek, Yukon has completed several projects in recent years to ensure a safe and reliable potable water source for its members. This work has culminated in the construction of two small piped water
distribution systems, the largest infrastructure project ever completed by this small northern community.

This project is interesting because of the setting, climate and remoteness, and the unique challenges that these present. The water system improvement project has been carried out by a multi-disciplinary team of local engineering consultants and a group of local Yukon contractors with northern experience.

To download a copy of the article, click on White River First Nation water system improvements, published in the Winter 2008/09 issue of Watermark Magazine.



Posted May 2009