Biigtigong FN Builds Water Treatment Plant

Indigenous Services Canada

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, Ontario – Indigenous Services Canada and Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg held celebrations today to formally announce the construction of a new raw water intake and treatment plant. This new plant will provide a safe and reliable source of potable water capable of meeting the community’s current and future needs. The announcement was made today by Chief Duncan Michano and Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services.

This project has been developed in partnership between Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). Upon completion, it will provide safe, clean drinking water for more than 168 homes and several non-residential buildings, such as the administration office, schools, teacherages, health centre, community centre and daycare.

Although Biigtigong Nishnaabeg has never been under a long-term or short-term drinking water advisory, this plant was developed as a proactive measure to safeguard community drinking water in the future.

Initial construction began late last year when a construction contract was awarded to Biigtigong Nishnaabeg. The new plant is anticipated to be operational in November 2024 and is expected to cost approximately $58 million.

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