Notice of intent to make a determination

Sachigo Lake First Nation Wastewater Treatment Project – Public Comments Invited

September 5, 2019 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Sachigo Lake First Nation Wastewater Treatment Project, located in Sachigo Lake First Nation is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

Written comments must be submitted by October 5, 2019 to:

Julieta Werner

100 Anemki Place, Suite 101

Fort William First Nation, Ontario P7J 1A5  


The Proposed Project

The Sachigo Lake First Nation has a facultative wastewater treatment lagoon which requires upgrading to meet the current and future organic and hydraulic loading from the community to design year 20. The existing lagoon cells will be combined into one primary cell, and a new storage cell will be constructed utilizing in-situ and reworked soils from the site excavation. The lagoon would also require a new perimeter fence, intercell and discharge piping, a concrete spillway and rip rap stone. In addition, the wastewater collection system will be upgraded with new gravity sewer, service lines and forcemain to service new development areas, along with a new lift station. This project will also include the installation of a raw water intake pipe from the WTP into Sachigo Lake, while the existing intake pipe will be abandoned in place. The WTP backwash pipe will be connected to the gravity sewer system.  

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