Type of application: New
Executive Summary of the Hamlet of Sanikiluaq Water Licence # 3BM-SAN 1520
The Hamlet of Sanikiluaq is located on the North end of Flaherty Island, a large central island of the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay and located at 56° 32’ N Latitude and 79° 14’ Longitude. This Community is the southernmost community in Nunavut, about 150 kilometres off the west coast of Nunavik, Quebec and located in the Baffin Region of Nunavut. It has an estimated current population of 902 people (2019). The Hamlet of Sanikiluaq is responsible for the supply of portable water and the disposal of sewage waste and waste generated by the community. These facilities are currently operating under the current Licence 3BM-SAN 1520 Type “B” which remains active until May 13th, 2020.
The Hamlet of Sanikiluaq operates the water supply facility which draws freshwater from Sanikiluaq Lake situated near the edge of the community. The current licence authorizes the use of 40,000 m3 of freshwater per year. The sewage disposal facility consists of a natural ditch serving as the lagoon for storing the waste water and is located 2.9 km from the community. It has a capacity of 21,600 m3. The effluent is discharged from the lagoon to a wetland and then into the marine environment. The solid waste disposal facility includes a generic landfill area (43,560 m2), a bulky metals disposal area and a hazardous waste storage area (3,422 m2).
The Hamlet has attempted to build a new sewage lagoon. This project was put on hold due to the new Transport Canada Regulations. As a result, Hamlet is continuing using the existing facility as a device of sewage treatment facility. However Hamlet is looking for Capital funding to improve sewage treatment facility in very near future. Hamlet is doing summer sampling and testing to satisfy the conditions of their water licence.
Recently the Source water shows elevated sodium concentration. In order to distribute safe drinking water to the community, reverse osmosis units were installed in the school, health centre, hamlet office and residential houses and these are being maintained to the satisfaction. A central desalination plant is expected to be built to reduce the salinity in water before the man disinfection process takes place. A consulting firm is expected to start design works on the new desalination plant sometimes at the end of the year.
There are recurring, non-compliance issues in the current licence. Licensee needs to focus on the inadequacy of the hazardous waste storage area; unauthorized disposal area; control and management of the leachate. The current dump site is almost full.
A consulting firm is currently working on the waste audit and feasibility study of the waste management site. The design work will start on the new site once it is selected and supported by the Hamlet. The decommissioning of the existing site will be implemented soon after the new site is designed, built and commissioned. The new site will have an independent cell to manage each different type of wastes. The new site will be fenced with a control gate.
The Hamlet only managed the three water licensed facilities from the day the existing water licence was issued but no modification took place.
Hamlet submits their annual report along with the lab test results on timely manner.
Therefore, a five year term for renewal of the Water licence is recommended. The time period of five year is expected to provide a realistic opportunity for the licensee to meet the long term requirements of the Licence and establish a consistent compliance record.
ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᓂᒃ ᓇᐃᓈᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎ # 3BM-SAN 1520
ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᕐᒥ Flaherty Island ᕿᑭᖅᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓃᑉᐳᖅ, ᕿᑭᖅᑕᖅ ᐊᖏᓪᓗᓂ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔮᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᑕᓯᐅᔭᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᓂᖃᖅᑐᖅ 56° 32’ N ᓴᓂᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ 79° 14’ ᑐᑭᒧᑦ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᓄᓇᓕᒃ ᓄᓇᕘᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓈᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᓐᓂᖅᐹᖑᕗᖅ, ᐃᒻᒪᖄ 150 ᑭᓚᒦᑕᔅ ᓄᓇᕕᒃ, ᑯᐸᐃᒃ ᓯᒡᔭᖓᑕ ᐊᑭᓐᓇᖓᓂ ᐃᓂᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒃᐸᓯᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᒫᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᖏᑦ ᒥᒃᓴᐅᓴᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᑦ 902−ᖑᓇᓱᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ (2019). ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᕐᒥ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᒃᓴᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᒥᖅᑕᒐᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᒥᖅᑕᕆᐊᖃᖅᐸᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᑭᓈᓗᒡᓗ ᒥᓪᓗᐊᖅᐸᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒃᑕᑯᐃᓪᓗ ᐊᒃᑕᖅᑕᐅᕙᒡᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ. ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᕕᓕᕆᕝᕖᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ 3BM-SAN 1520 ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᓂᖓ B ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᐃ 13, 2020−ᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᒍ.
ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐃᒥᖅᑕᒐᕐᒥ ᐃᒪᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᒥ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᑉ ᑕᓯᐊᓂᙶᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᖅᐸᓯᐊᓂᖔᖅᑐᒥᒃ. ᒫᓐᓇ ᐊᔪᙱᔾᔪᑎ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᖅ ᐃᒥᖅᑕᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᖢᓂ 40,000 m3 ᐃᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒫᒧᑦ. ᑭᓈᓗᖃᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᓗᑦᑐᖅᑎᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑯᕕᖅᑕᕐᕕᐅᓪᓗᓂ 2.9 ᑭᓚᒦᑕ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑎᒋᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ. ᐃᓗᑦᑐᖅᑎᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᖅᑎᒋᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ 21,600 m3. ᑯᕕᖅᑕᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅ ᑭᓈᓗᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᒪᖅᓱᒃᑰᖅᑳᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᐃᓛᒃ ᐃᒫᓄᑦ ᑰᒐᓲᖑᕗᖅ. ᐊᒃᑕᕐᕕᐊᓗᒃᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ (43,560 m2), ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᑯᕕᒃᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᓯᕕᒃᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ (3,422 m2).
ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᐆᒃᑐᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔫᒐᓗᐊᑦ ᓄᑖᕐᒥᒃ ᑭᓈᓗᖃᕐᕕᓕᐅᕈᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒪᓕᒋᐊᓕᖏᑦ ᓄᑖᙳᕆᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ, ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᓈᓗᖃᕐᕕᖓᓐᓄᑦ ᑯᕕᖅᑕᖅᐸᒃᖢᑎᒃ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᕿᓂᖃᑦᑕᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐊᑭᑐᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᑭᓈᓗᖃᕐᕕᖓᓐᓄᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᐅᓛᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᖃᑯᒍᑦᑎᐊᖅ. ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᓂᖏᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᖓ.
ᖃᖓᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᐃᒥᖅᑕᒐᖅ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᓗᐊᓕᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ. ᐃᒪᑦᑎᐊᕙᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ, ᐃᒪᑦᑎᐊᕙᓕᐅᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᐅᖅᑲᐃᔪᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ, ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ, ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᐊᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒡᓗᒋᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᖏᓐᓇᖅᐳᓪᓗ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒦᑎᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᕋᓱᒃᖢᑎᒃ. ᐃᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᑕᕆᐅᖑᓂᖓ ᐱᐊᒃᑐᖅ ᐲᔭᐃᕝᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᐅᖅᑐᖃᓛᕈᒪᔪᖅ ᖁᐱᕐᕈᐃᔭᐃᓯᒋᐊᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᑐᓴᐅᒪᑎᑦᑎᔨᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᓂᒃᓴᖓᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑐᖃᓛᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᑕᕆᐅᖑᓂᖓ ᐱᐊᒃᑐᖅ ᐲᔭᐃᕝᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅ ᐃᓱᖅᐸᓯᐊᓂ.
ᓴᖅᑮᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ, ᒪᓕᒐᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᙱᑦᑐᑦ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᒧᑦ. ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓐᓂᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒃᑕᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂᒃ; ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᙱᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᑕᕐᕕᐅᕙᒃᑐᒥᒃ; ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐅᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ. ᒫᓐᓇ ᐊᒃᑕᕐᕕᐊᓗᒃ ᑕᑕᓗᐊᓕᖅᑐᖅ.
ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᒃᑎᑦ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒃᑕᑯᓄᑦ ᑕᒻᒪᖅᓯᒪᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᔪᖏᑦᑎᐊᕋᔭᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᔾᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᑕᑯᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓂᖓᓂ. ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᒪᓂᒃᓴᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᑖᒥ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖓᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓗᓂᓗ
ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ. ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔾᔪᑎᒥᒃ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᑖᖅ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᕌᓂᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍᓗ. ᓄᑖᖅ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᒃᑰᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐴᖅᓯᕕᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒃᑕᑯᑦ. ᓄᑖᖅ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖓ ᐊᕙᓗᓕᖅᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᒪᑐᐃᕐᕕᖃᕐᓗᓂ.
ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᑐᐃᓐᓇᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖕᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᑦ ᐱᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᙱᑦᑐᖅ.
ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐅᕆᐊᖃᓕᕌᖓᑕ.
ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ, ᐅᑭᐅᓄᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓄᑦ ᓄᑖᙳᕆᐊᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑦ. ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓂᖓ ᐅᑭᐅᓄᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓄᑦ ᐱᑎᑦᑎᓇᔭᖅᑐᖅ ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᒥᒃ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᒧᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᕆᓗᓂ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᓂᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓗᑎᒃᓗ ᒪᓕᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᒋᐊᓕᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓂᑦ.
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Affected Areas and Land Types
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
All-Weather Road Access
All-Weather Road Access
NWB: Type B Licence
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||One equipment is engaged for everyday operation, daily , annually and for 5 yrs
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
||One drum a month for 200L, 12 drums annually and 60 drums for five yrs.
||Hazardous wastes are kept in the Sea can.
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Waste and Impacts
No environmental impact is anticipated
||Domestic wastes are burned and covered with crushed gravel
Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
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2019-09-15 16:46:17, from: Bhabesh Roy
The executive summary in English and Inuktitut are attached. This is an application for the renewal and amendment of the Hamlet of Sanikiluaq Type B Water Licence for 5 (Five) yrs. terms effecting from May14,2020..
2019-09-30 08:53:26, from: Goump Djalogue
Hi Mr Bhabesh, As Discussed, please revise the starting date to a date later than the submission e.g. Date of expiration of the existing license. Thank you