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Most Yukoners receive their water through a large public drinking water system that is regulated through the Public Health and Safety Act's Drinking Water Regulation. Supply and distribution is undertaken by the Yukon government, municipalities, and First Nations, and varies by community. Many Yukoners also have private wells.
Wells can provide safe, reliable sources of water for families and businesses not serviced by a large public drinking water system or trucked delivery. Programs exist to help homeowners finance well construction.
In the municipal sector, there is significant concern about protecting groundwater from contamination.