Eskasoni Watermain Contact Loop - Spencer's Lane Well House– Public Comments Invited

May 31, 2023 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Eskasoni Watermain Contact Loop - Spencer's Lane Well House, located in Eskasoni 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. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online.

Written comments must be submitted by June 30, 2023, to:

Indigenous Services Canada – Environment

PO BOX 160

Amherst, NS

B4H 3Z3

The Proposed Project

The project involves the construction of a chlorine contact loop (approximately 215m of piping) in the form of a watermain to help the treated water achieve the appropriate chlorine contact time prior to reaching the first household.

The construction activities include

  • Connection to the existing 150mm water service leaving Spencer Lane (Castle Bay) Well House
  • Installing a pipe loop via directional drilling under the culvert to the west of the Well House
  • Reconnecting to the existing 150mm watermain distribution to the community.
  • Installation of fire hydrant to allow for bleeding of air from high point, directional drilling will take place from both sides of the stream

The contact loop will also be connected to the existing chlorine analyzer in the Well House to verify chlorine residual prior to distribution to the first household.

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