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Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation - Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation - Water Treatment Plant Upgrade - Public Comments Invited

November 30, 2020 - Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation - Water Treatment Plant Upgrade, located on Standing Buffalo IR 78 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 30, 2020 to:

Indigenous Services Canada
 SK Region, Environment Unit
 1827 Albert Street
 Regina, SK S4P 2S9

 The Proposed Project

The existing water treatment plant for Standing Buffalo Dakota 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 SW-33-21-14-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 project will include the following new infrastructure:

- New water treatment plant including building, process equipment, below-grade concrete tankage and associated site-work including road approaches from existing road, site roads, fencing and landscaping
- New ~2100 m potable water supply line
- New ~50 m sewer line connecting to existing sewer line
- New electrical service from SaskPower
- New natural gas service from SaskEnergy
- Conversion of an existing water treatment plant to a pressure reducing station

Solid waste generated during construction will be hauled to an approved landfill.  Liquid waste generated during construction will be hauled to approved wastewater treatment facility.  No gaseous or hazardous waste is expected to be generated during construction.


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Latest update

The assessment is in progress.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Public Comment Period On Intent To Make a Determination - November 30, 2020

List all records


Indigenous Services Canada
Hilary Hunter, A/ Sr. Environment Officer
1827 Albert Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2S9
Telephone: 306-780-5392

  • Location

    • Standing Buffalo IR 78 (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
    • Waste Management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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