Poplar River First Nation Lagoon Expansion

The Poplar River First Nation requires a lagoon expansion to service the growing community to design

year 20. The project will include clearing, grubbing, excavation of two new facultative cells, perimeter

drainage ditching, access approach, forcemain piping extension, chemical addition building, fencing and



The infrastructure for this project includes:

  • 2 new facultative lagoon cells
  • 230 m of forcemain piping
  • 1300 m of fencing
  • Access road extension and truck turnaround
  • Chemical addition building
  • Electrical power to building
  • Water tank for building

The project activities include:

  • Clear trees
  • Grub tree stumps from the development area
  • Remove topsoil and excavate cell areas
  • Construct cell dikes and add rip rap to interior slopes
  • Install intercell and discharge pipes
  • Install new forcemain from new lagoon cell and tie into existing forcemain
  • Cap and abandon existing forcemain to existing lagoon cell
  • Construct chemical addition building
  • Install water tank for building
  • Install electrical power to building
  • Construct new perimeter ditching around new lagoon cells
  • Install perimeter fencing around new lagoon cells
  • Construct an access road approach and truck turnaround
  • Construct a perimeter trail around the new lagoon cells.


Latest update

June 16, 2022 – Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination for the Poplar River First Nation Lagoon Expansion - June 16, 2022
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - January 6, 2022


Indigenous Services Canada
Angela Bidinosti, Senior Environmental Officer
200-365 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3A3
Telephone: 204-984-0964
Fax: 204-983-2936
Email: angela.bidinosti@canada.ca

  • Location

    • Poplar River First Nation (Manitoba)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Poplar River First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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