Muskoday First Nation Sewage Lagoon Upgrade

Muskoday First Nation is proposing to construct a new lagoon located approximately 2 km northeast of the community core area. Construction will consist of establishing a new facultative lagoon and approximately 500 m of access road. The existing lagoon, located immediately west of the proposed lagoon, will be decommissioned and returned to natural vegetative state. Approximately 1.8 km of new sewage force main piping will also be installed along the existing piping to convey wastewater from the existing sewage pumping station to the proposed lagoon. Erosion control measures will be implemented as required during construction until adequate vegetative growth has re-established.

All anticipated waste generation from construction activities will be responsibly handled and disposed of to designated off reserve facilities. Procedures will also be followed to limit the amounts of waste generated during construction, and mitigate any potential contamination pathways for petroleum products from on-site equipment.

Standard operating and maintenance practices will apply to operation of the lagoon once commissioning has been completed, which include seasonal effluent releases from the storage cell. Effluent quality testing will be completed to ensure Saskatchewan MOE / WSA standards are being achieved. The effluent will be released to an existing drainage channel which ultimately drains to the South Saskatchewan River located approximately 1 km away. A DUIS (Downstream Use and Impact Study) has been completed for this project, which concluded that stricter effluent criteria than the governing federal Wastewater System Effluent Regulations (WSER) criteria are not warranted to meet ambient criteria in the South Saskatchewan River.


Latest update

The assessment is in progress.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Intent -Start of Public Comment Period - June 6, 2024


Indigenous Services Canada
Alvin Hamilton Building, 1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2B6
Telephone: 306-581-3134

  • Location

    • Muskoday First Nation (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Muskoday First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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