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 Okanese Cree Nation - Water Treatment Plant Upgrade - Public Comments Invited

November 25, 2020 - Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Okanese Cree Nation - Water Treatment Plant Upgrade, located on Okanese IR 82 is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

Written comments must be submitted by December 24, 2020 to:

Indigenous Services Canada
SK Region, Environment Unit
1827 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4P 2S9
aadnc.isc-skenv.aandc@canada.ca

 The Proposed Project

The existing water treatment plant for Okanese Cree Nation has reached the end of it's life span as it is not able to meet demand of the community, therefore a new water treatment plant is proposed to be constructed in NE 32-22-10 W2M. The water treatment plant upgrades to include a new water treatment plan, including room for expansion to meet the future goals of the community. The upgrade will also include new treatment and pumping equipment, dry pit access, backup power, control upgrades, with upgraded treatment process, including biological and membrane filtration. During the construction phase the following activities will take place: stripping site, excavation for reservoir, demolition of old water plant, salvaging equipment where possible. Disposal of materials from the demolished water plant in suitable landfill as designated by the Engineer.

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