Notice of intent to make a determination

Big Horn Reserve Water System – Public Comments Invited

February 28, 2023 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Big Horn Reserve Water System project located in Stoney Nation 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 March 30, 2023 to:

Cassandra Breton
630 Canada Place
9700 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB
T5J 4G2

The Proposed Project

Stoney Tribal Administration plans to upgrade the water treatment and distribution infrastructure on Big Horn Reserve No. 144A. Proposed works include the extension of 10 km of the existing distribution pipes, the construction of a new Water Treatment Plant, the upgrade of each existing well's long-term yield and peak withdrawal capacity, an upgrade of the existing filtration process, an upgrade of the existing reservoir to 900 m3, a new 100m3 Storage reservoir, 2 Pressure Reducing/Sustaining Stations and upgrades to the existing school reservoir. Proposed project activities include clearing vegetation, removal of topsoil, grubbing, and re-grading. The proposed construction method is to use an isolated open-cut for the distribution pipe's water and wetland crossings.

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