Serpent River Water Treatment Plant and Distribution System


Serpent River First Nations


Cutler, Ontario




Water Treatment


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The Serpent River First Nation Water Treatment Plant and Distribution System project was a critical upgrade require for the Serpent River First Nation community. The original system in place was providing challenges to the operators with the ability to provide the community with suitable drinking water. The system was also out dated not allowing for additional expansion to take place on the First Nation lands. The construction of the new facility included a new intake structure in Aird Bay that was connected to a low lift pumping station on the shore. From the low lift pumping station a new service line was installed to the Main Water Treatment Plant where the water is treated through a tubular nanofiltration system, including an ultraviolet disinfection and chlorination process. Once treated we completed the construction of two 330m3 glass-fused-to-steel on grade treated water storage tanks. The project also included a booster pumping station to supply domestic flows and fire protection to a high pressure zone and 1300m of new watermain to provide community wide distribution system. This was the first major project that underwent a review process by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), as well the project was designed and constructed utilizing many of the resources that the First Nation could provide to benefit the First Nation and it community members.