Mitaanjigamiing First Nation – WTP Upgrade Project

Mitaanjigamiing First Nation – WTP Upgrade Project

Client Name:

Mitaanjigamiing First Nation

Project Name:

Mitaanjigamiing First Nation – WTP Upgrade Project

Client Sector:

First Nation

Service Sector:

Water Supply, Treatment & Distribution

Year:

03/24/2017

Location:

Mitaanjigamiing First Nation Community

Project Description:

SBA was retained in 2017 by Mitaanjigamiing First Nation to complete the design for upgrades to the community’s water treatment plant (WTP). With a number of parameters non-compliant with federal and provincial standards, these upgrades will resolve water quality issues and provide drinking water capacity to support Mitaanjigamiing’s 20-year growth. SBA has finalized the detailed design and construction is set to begin in late Spring 2020.

As part of this project, SBA completed a bench scale study to test the performance of treatment technologies and their application in improving the community’s drinking water quality. The plant fails to meet Ontario Drinking Water Objectives and Regulations leaving the community vulnerable to emergency health dangers, especially during seasonal fluctuations in lake water levels. It has failed to maintain chlorine residuals and has had exceedances in turbidity levels and colour which has resulted in Boil Water Advisories (BWA) being issued to the community.

Upgrading the community’s WTP is vital in eliminating health and safety concerns that were present in the community. It will enable the plant to operate more safely, efficiently and in compliance with health regulations. The upgrades will extend the facility’s lifetime and ensure that all provincial and federal health standards are met.