Zhiibaahaasing Water Storage and Distribution System Upgrades

The Project will upgrade the piped water distribution system and the central water storage tank in the community of Zhiibaahaasing. The scope of the Project includes the installation of a new below grade storage reservoir with high lift distribution and fire pumps that meets MECP design guidelines, as well as 200mm and 150mm drinking water transmission pipes with fire hydrants. The installation of all transmission pipes, hydrants and water services will take place along the main road and on minor roads with existing homes in the community. The storage reservoir will be part of a site already designated for the water treatment plant. Finally, the scope will also include recapitalization of existing equipment being used in the old water treatment plant. includes sensing instruments, pumps, trim chlorination systems for distribution. The exact ratio will be determined at the final design stage. The Project aims to provide potable drinking water storage and distribution system upgrades for the community of Zhiibaahaasing so they may have safe and reliable access to clean drinking water that meets the provincial regulations. The new system will also provide fire protection which has been a problem in Zhiibaahaasing.


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Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

2021-10-06 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Infrastructure Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects..



Infrastructure Canada
Aboriginal Consultation and Environmental Services
1100 - 180 Kent St
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 0B6
Email: aboriginalconsultenv-consultautochtonesenv@infc.gc.ca

Infrastructure Canada
Taslema Khan, Indigenous Consultation and Environmental Assessment Officer
Telephone: 343-551-0416
Email: taslema.khan@infc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Zhiibaahaasing Indian Reserve. No. 19 (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Infrastructure Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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