The federal government has made $1.3 billion available for water purifiers, water purifying devices, water systems and other water infrastructure projects in the 2017 budget.
That’s an increase of $900 million over last year’s spending, which saw the government spend $1 billion on projects.
The budget includes $400 million to expand the water purification pilot program.
That would see new plants in the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Hamilton and Montreal.
It would also create a $300 million fund to build new water purify stations and distribution points.
The money would go towards new technology for the plants and distribution systems, including new equipment to purify water in the field.
The federal budget includes a new program that allows communities to share in the cost of new water systems.
The program allows the provinces to partner with the federal government to build the water infrastructure and is expected to save the federal budget $3 billion over the next decade.
B.C. has the highest rate of water-related deaths in the country, according to data from Statistics Canada.
A new report released Thursday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information estimates that, on average, the country has 1,927 deaths from drinking water-associated diseases each day.
On average, there are 2,664 cases of diarrhea per day in Canada, while the United States, with 1.2 billion people, has a daily average of 1,566 cases of the disease.
According to the report, there have been a total of 13,958 deaths in Canada from water-based illnesses, which includes deaths from drowning, falls, heart attacks, respiratory infections, acute myocardial infarction, and pneumonia.
Canada has been at the forefront of efforts to address water safety, with measures like bottled water, water filters, and mandatory water filters.
In 2015, the government introduced a mandatory water filter mandate, which requires all households to carry water filters at all times.
The government also said it would invest $1-billion to build a new facility for drinking water purifications in Montreal and Ottawa.
More than 1,000 communities in Canada are required to carry out their own water filters or have them replaced, according the Canadian Medical Association.