Construction of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Communal Treatment System

The proposed project is a new surface water intake, low lift pumping station, communal water treatment plant, and distribution system for the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AoPFN).

The raw water supply will be from the Bonnechere River and will consist of a raw water intake pipe, an intake structure, and a low lift station. The low lift station conveys raw water through a forcemain to the water treatment plant. The water treatment system will consist of a slow sand filtration system with pre-treatment ozonation, granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration post-treatment, and ultraviolet (UV) and chemical disinfection. The treated water storage system will consist of a below grade storage tank. The distribution system will consist of varying sized watermain, ranging from 150 mm diameter to 400 mm diameter.

The low lift station, water treatment plant, and distribution system will be on First Nation owned land. The WTP and Low Lift building site was previously cleared by the First Nation. Minor grubbing and vegetation removal will be required on the site. The low lift station is located approximately 10 m from the Bonnechere River, and the WTP building is located approximately 20 m from the Bonnechere River. The watermain will be installed in the existing right of way along the roads on reserve.

The intake pipe and structure will be installed in the Bonnechere River, which is under the purview of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

Latest update

2022-11-18 - 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
Taslema Khan, Indigenous Consultation and Environmental Assessment Officer
Telephone: 343-551-0416

  • Location

    • Construction of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Communal Treatment System (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Algonquins of Pikwakanagan
  • Authorities

    • Infrastructure Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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