Wasagamack First Nation Leachate Management Upgrades (Engineered Wetlands) - 2021

The leachate collection system at the existing community landfill site is inoperable and has been overflowing into the environment. The intent of the project is to construct an engineered wetland incorporating phytoremediation with the use of native plants on previously disturbed lands (former borrow pit). Although the project in itself is a mitigation measure, reducing potential adverse effects from the leachate, specific mitigation measures and residual effects have been addressed. Aski will develop a detailed design of the engineered wetlands area in association with Native Plant Solutions (plant specialist consultant). Construction of the wetlands, approximately 1.5 hectares in area, will include earthwork (cut/fill procedures) along the base of the former borrow pit and drainage area, berm construction along the south limit, realignment of existing drainage with flow controls, enhancement of native species vegetation (cattails or Typha latifolia) for wetland establishment, followed by monitoring. 

Latest update

March 23, 2021– 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 Wasagamack First Nation Leachate Management Upgrades (Engineered Wetlands) - 2021 - March 23, 2021
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - February 1, 2021


Indigenous Services Canada
Shelly Johnson, Environmental Specialist
365 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3A3
Telephone: 204-984-0709
Email: shelly.johnson@canada.ca

  • Location

    • Wasagamack First Nation (Manitoba)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
    • Waste Management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Wasagamack First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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