Chippewas of Nawash First Nation Water System Upgrades

The proposed project includes the construction of a water treatment plant, below-grade reservoir and intake to draw raw water from Georgian Bay. The new water treatment plant will be constructed east of Wilmer's Road on Chippewas of Nawash First Nation land, approximately 1 km northeast of the old water treatment plant. To accommodate for future growth within the community and to meet fire flow needs, the project will include repair and replacement of existing water mains along with expansion of the distribution system into areas of future growth. 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.

Latest update

October 22, 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Environment and Climate Change Canada has concluded they will not be a Federal Authority for this assessment..


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - October 22, 2021
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - January 4, 2021


Indigenous Services Canada
Roy Angelow, Senior Environmental Officer
655 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2K4
Telephone: 416-973-6225

  • Location

    • Chippewas of Nawash (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Chippewas of Nawash
  • Authorities

    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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