Resources for Municipalities

MVLWB/GNWT Operation and Maintenance Plan Templates for Municipal Water Licences


MVLWB Appendix B from Guide to the Land Use Permitting Process (2013)

Municipal Water Licence Questionnaire (2016)


MVLWB Municipal Water Licences: Roles and Responsibilities (2018)

Solid Waste Management for Northern and Remote Communities - Planning and Technical Guidance Document (March 2017)

Household Hazardous Wastes (referenced on page 7)

Drum Disposal Protocol for Municipal Landfill

Municipal Solid Wastes Suitable for Open Burning

Guide to Recycling Mercury-Containing Lamps

Guideline for the Management of Waste Antifreeze

Guidelines for the Management of Waste Asbestos

Guideline for the Management of Waste Batteries

Guideline for the Management of Waste Lead and Lead Paint


MVLWB Water Licences: Municipal Compliance and Cooperation

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are responsible for issuing water licences to community governments as required by the Waters Act. However, the responsibility of ensuring and monitoring compliance is shared with the various departments of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).

In May 2016, the Boards requested collaboration with the GNWT to improve water licence (WL) compliancy and the effectiveness of the current licencing process.

 In March 2017, the Boards received joint response from the Ministers of the GNWT departments.

NWT Water Stewardship Strategy GNWT

Action Plan 2016-2020

Action Plan Plain Language Summary (2016-2020)