Notice of intent to make a determination

Regina Bay Water Treatment Project – Public Comments Invited

September 26, 2019 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Regina Bay Water Treatment Project, located in Animakee Wa Zhing 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 26, 2019 to:

Aaron Pervais

Indigenous Services Canada, 100 Anemki Place, Suite 101, Fort William First Nation, ON

aaron.pervais2@canada.ca

The Proposed Project

The Animakee Wa Zing First Nation community of Regina Bay requires a new water treatment plant

(WTP) and storage reservoir to replace the exsiting water treatment system currently in the community.

The project will include installing a new water intake into the Lake of the Woods approximately 170 m

off of the shore, a new reject water outfall pipe approximately 120 m into the lake, constructing a new

WTP with a below ground reservoir, and installing water service piping throughout the community. The

water treatment system will be sized for fire flows to design year 20, based on projected population

growth. A plan of the water treatment and distribution system is attached.

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