Hiawatha First Nation Water Systems Upgrade

The proposed project includes the construction of a water treatment plant and a distribution system to treat groundwater from existing wells in the Discovery Zone and supply potable water to private dwellings and band-owned facilities along Hiawatha Line, Lakeshore Road, and Paudash Street. The purpose of this project is to provide residents with a safe and reliable drinking water supply that satisfies both provincial and federal drinking water quality standards and guidelines.   

The proposed water treatment plant will be located on Hiawatha First Nation reserve in an area just north of Kents Bay Road and East of Hiawatha Line called the "Discovery Zone" (concession 10, lot 7). The new distribution system includes 2250 m watermain along Hiawatha Line, 308 m watermain along Lakeshore Road, and 1015 m watermain along Paudash Street.

Latest update

Notice of Determination

June 22, 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Indigenous Services Canada
Roy Angelow, Senior Environmental Officer
655 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2K4
Telephone: 416-973-6225
Email: roy.angelow@canada.ca

  • Location

    • Hiawatha First Nation (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Hiawatha First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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