Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination

2021-07-23 - Infrastructure Canada must determine whether the proposed WRFN New Lagoon and Septic Bed Assessment/Replacement Program project, located on the Whitefish River No. 4 First Nation Reserve, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Infrastructure Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public [and may be posted online]. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website (

Written comments must be submitted by August 22, 2021 to:

Meng Koh

(343) 551-0418

Project Summary

The project's purpose is to assess and replace the Whitefish River First Nation's lagoon and septic bed program. The nature of the project is the rehabilitation of existing infrastructure. The proponent has indicated that the project will involve a relocation of existing infrastructure, namely of the septic bed and lagoon, and that the project will minimize potential contamination of surface and ground water. The project does not involve vegetation clearing or works in, over, or within 30 m of a water body.


  • Identify and assess septic beds and replace those that have failed with full raised class IV septic beds
  • Decommission existing septage dump pit
  • Design and construct a new facultative lagoon for septage waste treatment
  • Inspect 1442 m ductile iron watermain pipe


Document Reference Number: 1

Date modified: