The Tlowitsis Nation is beginning its detailed design of the infrastructure needed for the development of our subdivision. Our engineering contractor is developing all the detailed designs for Nenagwas. Road systems, water distribution, electric and other utilities. Lot development.
Waste Water Treatment; we have hired one of the best consulting firm that is designing the state-of-the-art Wastewater treatment plant that will be built on the reserve.
It will be fully automated; it will meet or exceed the regulatory conditions of effluent discharge. The plant will remove solids, the cleaned effluent will pass through micro screen filters system and a UV light system that will sanitize the effluent before final discharge.
We have made an application the BC Municipal Wastewater Regulation for the permit. There is a long review process before we are issued a permit, we are confident that this project will meet the standards necessary for operation to begin.
Ocean Outfall; The cleaned effluent will discharge deep into the ocean approximately 3000m from the low-water mark and the discharge point will be 33m deep based on lowest tide. This process is being reviewed by Fisheries and Oceans, Navigable Waters and BC Municipal Wastewater Regulations, which require us to announce publicly in the local news paper. The consultants we have working on this portion of the project specialize in ocean outfall systems and has been doing this type work for many other communities.
We have made an application FLNRO for a License of Occupation for a foreshore lease for the laying of the ocean outfall discharge pipe.
This total system is being designed for the future, the amount of effluent in the first 10 years will be very low and will increase upon further development of Nenagwas. The wastewater treatment plant is being designed to handle the total capacity once Nenagwas is fully develop, which based on 30-35 years.
Land Prep; We are anticipating the bushing and clearing for the develop of Nenagwas sometime in June or August 2021. It will take 2 years construction of all the infrastructure before any of the housing development begins.
Contact Thomas Smith at the Tlowitsis office at 250-923-7815