Meliadine Waterline Project2021-07-14T14:30:49+00:00

Proposed Meliadine Waterline Project in Rankin Inlet

Agnico Eagle’s Commitment to Public Engagement

Agnico Eagle Mines Nunavut Operations is committed to working in partnership with the communities in which we operate to establish mutually beneficial, cooperative and productive relationships.  Our approach is characterized by effective two-way communication, consultation and partnership.

Context

As Meliadine mine development began, it was known that the inflows of groundwater would be a challenge. The natural groundwater inflows is old trapped seawater that is being released during underground operations now that we are under the permafrost level. Therefore, it cannot be discharge to Meliadine Lake which is a fresh water lake. The option to discharge the excess saline water from the underground saline water to the ocean being considered. The groundwater will be treated to meet discharge water quality criteria for Melvin Bay. Agnico Eagle anticipates that treatment for ammonia and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) will be required so that it is safe to discharge into the ocean.

For the moment, the treated saline effluent is trucked from the Mine and discharged in Melvin Bay at Itivia Harbour. The current discharge facility includes an unheated saline water storage tank at the Itivia Fuel Storage Facility and a pipe extending to an engineered diffuser located in the Melvin Bay.

Agnico Eagle is proposing a potential solution for groundwater management that includes the installation of a waterline from Meliadine mine, following the actual all-access weather road (AWAR) and the bypass road to the Itivia location. The discharge will occur during the summer months.

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Meliadine Waterline Project Brochure English
Meliadine Waterline Project Brochure Inuktitut
ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᓂᖓ
Compiled Comments and Questions from the First Consultations
Meliadine Waterline Consultation Summary
Meliadine Waterline Consultation Report
Waterline Project Documents
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Saline Water Diffuser project

The Saline Water Diffuser involves a discharge of saline effluent from the Meliadine Mine to the marine environment at Melvin Bay near Rankin Inlet. Based on the predicted flows of groundwater into the underground workings, we have found that additions to our short and long-term groundwater strategy are required. Therefore, in summer 2019, a storage tank had been installed and a pipe was built as well as a diffuser in order to discharge treated underground water into Melvin Bay.

Project timeline

  • The Saline Water Diffuser Project

    The Saline Water Diffuser involves a discharge of saline effluent from the Meliadine Mine to the marine environment at Melvin Bay near Rankin Inlet. Based on the predicted flows of groundwater into the underground workings, we have found that additions to our short and long-term groundwater strategy are required. Therefore, we will be installing a storage tank and building a pipe as well as a diffuser during the summer of 2019 in order to discharge treated underground water into Melvin Bay. Some of the groundwater from the Mine will be treated and discharged to Meliadine Lake, but there is too much groundwater for Meliadine Lake alone. This is why we need to discharge water into Melvin Bay.

     

  • Water Management at Meliadine
    As we are developing at Meliadine, we are intercepting more natural groundwater inflows than we can manage with our current systems, so we are seeking a way to better manage the increased inflows over the life of the Mine. Some of the groundwater from the Mine was treated and discharged to Meliadine Lake, but there was still too much groundwater for Meliadine Lake alone. This is why we needed to find a solution to discharge water into Melvin Bay.

  • The proposed Meliadine Waterline Project
    The proposed project is to build a 34 kilometer (km) waterline along the eastern toe of the all-weather access road (AWAR) that goes from Meliadine, along the by-pass road to Itivia. Water would be stored at Meliadine and then would be released into the Melvin Bay during the summer months through a permanent diffuser pipe. Agnico Eagle is proposing two (2) 16-inch waterlines.

    The proposed project would increase the amount of treated water being released into the Melvin Bay from the currently approved:

    • 800-1,600 cubic meters per day to 6,000 to 12,000 cubic meters per day.
    • This is 1.6M – 3.2M US gallons per day.

    The proposed discharge water timeframe would be between June and October.

Meliadine Waterline Project Flowchart

Consultation Process Update

*Update – As of August 19, 2020*

Since the beginning of our Waterline consultation process which started in January 2020, Agnico Eagle heard your concerns about the potential impacts of the waterline on caribou, as we also understand the importance of the caribou to the community of Rankin Inlet. The consultation process is of great importance and we are committed to using a transparent and collaborative approach.

As a direct result of the consultation process, we are currently looking at different options on how to improve the caribou crossings proposal – we are evaluating options to cover and/or bury the waterline instead of building crossings. The current proposal that we are evaluating would be to bury/cover between 80-90% of the waterline with sand and gravel backfill. Wherever possible, the waterlines will be fully buried, and in other places, the waterlines will be sitting on the land and covered with sand and gravel backfill. There will be areas where we cannot bury or cover the waterlines due to obstacles on the land (e.g. culverts, bridge approaches, ponds, etc.) or where the road is narrow. The details on where we can bury, where we can cover, and where we need to leave the waterlines on the land is being reviewed and we will provide more details as it is confirmed.

Frequently Asked Questions / ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑕᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᑦ

ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐃᑳᕈᖕᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐸᑦ ᖄᖓᒍᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᐅᑉ?2020-03-10T20:05:43+00:00

ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓐᓄᑦ, ᐊᒡᓃᑯᒃᑯᑦ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᖕᓇᖅᑐᓗᒃᑖᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑐᖁᔨᓗᑎᒃ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᖕᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᓂᕐᓂᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓚᐅᓕᖃᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅ ᓈᒻᒪᒋᔭᐅᒃᐸᑦ.

ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᓯᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᑦ, 15 ᐃᓐᓯᓂᒃ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᒃᑕᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕆᐊᕐᒥᑦ.  ᖃᐅᔨᓯᒪᔪᒍᑦ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐃᑳᕆᐊᕐᓇᓵᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃᓗᑖᖅ ᐃᑳᕋᑕᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᓐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᔪᓕᕐᓂᖃᖃᑦᑕᙱᑦᑐᖅ.

ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕐᒧᑦ, ᐊᒡᓃᑯᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᔪᒪᔪᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕼᐋᓐᑕᐃᑦ/ᓯᑭᑑᑦ ᐃᑳᕐᕕᐅᔪᖕᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᓐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ.

ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᐅᔭᕐᒥᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᖁᔨᔪᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᕐᒥᑦ.  ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᒪᒍᕕᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᕐᒥᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᒋᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᑦ ᑲᒪᔨᕗᑦ ᐅᖃᓗᒡᕕᒋᓗᒍ ᐅᕗᖓ (867) 645-2920 ᓇᕿᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓗᒍ x4603199 ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐅᕗᖓ rankininlet@agnicoeagle.com.

Will caribou be able to cross over the waterline?2020-03-10T20:06:20+00:00

As part of the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) process, Agnico Eagle will be required to evaluate all potential impacts and suggest ways to reduce those impacts.  This will be reviewed by different regulators and intervenors and guidelines for monitoring will be given if the project is approved.

Currently at Meliadine, there is a 15 inch waterline on site.  Our experience is that caribou may sometimes hesitate before crossing this existing line, however eventually they all cross and movement is not impeded.

As part of the project, Agnico proposes to build caribou and ATV/snowmobile crossings along the waterline to reduce any potential impact to caribou movement.

This question will be further studied this summer during our caribou behavioral study and we invite the community to participate in this study with us.  If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact our Community Liaison Officer at (867) 645-2920 x4603199 or send an email to rankininlet@agnicoeagle.com.

ᐃᒪᐅᑉ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᕆᔭᖓ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ ᓂᕐᔪᑏᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐊᖅᐸᑦ? ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐸ?2020-03-10T20:04:06+00:00

ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓐᓄᑦ, ᐊᒡᓃᑯᒃᑯᑦ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᖕᓇᖅᑐᓗᒃᑖᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑐᖁᔨᓗᑎᒃ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᖕᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᓂᕐᓂᑦ.  ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓚᐅᓕᖃᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅ ᓈᒻᒪᒋᔭᐅᒃᐸᑦ.

ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ, ᐊᒡᓃᑯᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᑦ ᑯᕕᑎᑕᐅᖅᑳᖅᑎᓐᓇᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᖢᒋᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᖓᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦᑕ ᓴᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᑎᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓄᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕆᐊᕐᒥᑦ ᑯᕕᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᕋᓛᖏᓐᓄᑦ (MDMER).  ᐃᒪᖅ ᓴᑉᑯᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐ ᐃᑎᕕᐊᓄᑦ ᐃᒪᖅ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓯᒪᔭᕌᖓᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ MDMER-ᒥᑦ.

MDMER ᑕᒡᕙᐅᔪᖅ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᑎᓐᓂᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓂᒋᔭᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓴᕕᖕᓃᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᑎᔪᓂᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕆᐊᕐᓂᑦ ᑯᕕᔪᒥᑦ (ᐊᒃᑕᑰᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ).  ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᔾᔪᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᐱᔪᖕᓇᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᐅᒋᐊᖅᑕᕐᕕᖕᒧᐊᕐᓗᑎᑦ: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/.

ᓈᓴᐅᑏᑦ/ᑎᑎᖅᑲᐃᑦ 2019-ᒥᑦ ᑯᕕᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᑉᓗᒋᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔪᒍᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᒥᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᓂᖅᑕᖃᔾᔮᙱᒻᒪᑦ ᐃᒪᐅᑉ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᕆᔭᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᑎᕕᐊᓄᑦ ᐊᑯᑉᓕᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᑉᓗᒍ.

Will the water quality and marine wildlife be affected? Will it be monitored?2020-03-10T20:03:08+00:00

Board (NIRB) process, Agnico Eagle will be required to evaluate all potential impacts and suggest ways to reduce those impacts.  This will be reviewed by different regulators and intervenors and guidelines for monitoring will be given if the project is approved.

Currently, Agnico Eagle monitors and samples the water before discharge and validates the results against the federal Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulation (MDMER).  Water is only released into the Melvin Bay if the water meets the criteria set by the MDMER.

The objective of MDMER is to reduce threats to fish and their habitat by improving the management of harmful substances in metal and diamond mining effluent (waste). You can find more information on their regulations by visiting the following website: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/.

Based on our data from the 2019 discharge, we are confident that there will not be any significant impact to water quality in the bay because of high mixing zone.

ᓱᖕᒪᑦ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᕈᑎᒃᑰᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᒃᑖᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᔪᖅᐸᖅ ᐃᒪᖅ?2020-03-10T20:02:06+00:00

150-ᓂᒃ 300-ᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᕈᑏᑦ ᐊᒡᔭᖅᓯᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᕋᔭᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᒃ.  ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᓯᕐᔪᐊᕋᔭᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᑉᖁᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓇᐃᑉᐸᑦ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᔪᖕᓇᔾᔮᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᐊᒡᓃᑯᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ.

Why can’t we truck all of the water?2020-03-10T20:01:28+00:00

It would take 150 to 300 trucks to move all of the water that needs to be transported.  This would dramatically increase the amount of traffic on the road and would not be feasible for Agnico.

ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᖏᑎᒋᔪᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒡᓃᑯᒃᑯᑦ ᑯᕕᓯᔪᒪᕙᑦ ᐃᑎᕕᐊᓄᑦ?2020-03-10T20:00:56+00:00

ᐊᒡᓃᑯᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᔪᖕᓇᖅᑎᑕᐅᔾᔪᑎᖏᑦ ᐴᒥᑦ-ᖏᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ 800 – 1,600m3-ᖑᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦ (ᖃᓂᑕᖓ 211,000-ᓂᑦ 423,000-ᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᐊᓕᑲᐃᑦ ᒑᓚᓐᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᑕᒫᖅ).  ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕈᒪᔭᕗᑦ ᑯᕕᔭᐅᔪᖅ 6,000-ᓂᑦ 12,000m3-ᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᖅ (ᖃᓂᑕᖓ 1.6-ᓂᑦ 3.2 ᒥᓕᔭᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᐊᓕᑲᐃᑦ ᒑᓚᓐᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᑕᒫᖅ).

How much more water does Agnico want to release into the Melvin Bay?2020-03-10T20:00:31+00:00

Agnico Eagle’s permits are currently for 800 – 1,600 m3 per day (around 211,000 – 423,000 US gallons per day).  We would like to increase that amount to 6,000 – 12,000 m3 per day (around 1.6 – 3.2 million US gallons per day).

ᓱᓇᒥᒃ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᕙ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᒃ?2020-03-10T20:00:00+00:00

ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᒃ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓴᙱᔪᒥᑦ ᐊᐅᒃᑕᔫᒥᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ.  ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᖓ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᖓᓐᓂᑦ ᓂᐱᓴ ᑕᓯᕐᒥᑦ.

What will the waterline be made of?2020-03-10T19:59:29+00:00

The waterline would be made of high density polyethylene (HDPE), a type of plastic.  This is the same material as the Hamlet’s waterline at Nipisar Lake.

ᓲᖅ ᑯᕕᑎᑦᑎᓕ ᒪᓐ ᓃᑦ− ᐅᑭᐅᓖᑦ ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖓᓂ?2020-03-10T19:58:50+00:00

ᐃᒪᖅ ᖁᐊᖁᓇᒍᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᖕᒥᑦ, ᑯᕕᑎᑦᑎᔪᒪᔪᒍᑦ ᒪᓐᓃᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᓖᓪᓗ ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᑕᒫᒃᑯᑦ.  ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔪᒍᑦ ᓯᑯᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᕐᓂᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᔪᒪᓂᐊᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓂᐊᕐᓗᑕ ᖃᑯᒍ ᑯᕕᖅᑕᐃᒋᐊᕈᖕᓇᕐᒪᖔᑉᑕ ᐃᑎᕕᐊᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᑯᒍ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑉᑎᒍᑦ.

Why discharge from June-October?2020-03-10T19:58:26+00:00

In order to make sure that the water does not freeze in the waterline, we would like to discharge water from June to October each year.  We know that the ice forms and melts at different dates each year, so we will want to work with the community to understand when we can start to release water into the Melvin Bay and when we will need to stop.

ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓚᐅᖅᐱᑕ ᒥᑭᓂᖅᓴᓂᒃ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᖕᓂᑦ?2020-03-10T19:57:52+00:00

ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᖏᓂᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᖕᓄᑦ.  ᐊᖕᒪᓗᕐᓂᐊᑕ ᐊᖏᓂᖓ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᐅᑉ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᓄᑎᒋ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᓅᑦᑎᔪᖕᓇᖅᑕᑉᑎᖕᓂᑦ ᑕᓯᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᑦ ᐃᑎᕕᐊᓄᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐅᑉᓗᕐᒥᑦ.  ᑯᕕᑎᑦᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕗᑦ ᐊᖏᑎᒋᓂᖓᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ (6,000 m3-ᓄᑦ 12,000 m3-ᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦ), ᐱᐅᓛᖅ ᐊᑐᕈᖕᓇᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᓴᓂᓕᕇᒃᑑᒃ 16 ᐃᓐᓯᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓖᑦ ᓄᓇᐅᑉ ᖄᖓᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓂᑖᓃᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓗᒃᑖᖅ ᐊᑉᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑑᑉ.

Have we looked at smaller waterlines?2020-03-10T19:57:27+00:00

We have evaluated different sizes of waterlines.  The diameter of the waterline will impact how much water we are able to move from Meliadine to Itivia in one day.  Given the amount of water that we need to move (6,000 m3 – 12,000 m3 per day), our best option are 2 side-by-side 16 inch waterlines laying on the land and running along the all-weather access road.

ᓄᓇᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᔪᖕᓇᖅᐱᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᒃ? ᐊᑉᖁᑎᐅᑉ ᐊᑖᓄᐊᕈᖕᓇᖅᐱᓯᐅᒃ?2020-03-10T20:13:52+00:00

ᓄᓇᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓄᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᑉᖁᑎᐅᑉ ᐊᑖᓄᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᐊᑐᖁᔭᐅᖏᑦᑐᖅ.  ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᒃ ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᓅᕋᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᒪᐅᑉ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓃᑦᑑᑦ ᓴᙱᓂᖓᓄᑦ.  ᐱᐅᓛᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓕᓗᒍ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᙵᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᑎᑯᓕᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᑳᕐᕕᓕᐅᕈᖕᓇᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓄᑦ, ᕼᐋᓐᑕᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᑭᑑᓄᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᑉᓗᓕᒃᑯᑦ.

Can we bury the waterline? Can you put it under the road?2020-03-10T20:13:45+00:00

Burying the waterline or putting it under the road is not recommended.  The waterline will naturally move because of the water pressure in the waterline.  Best practice for this type of construction is to snake the waterline and anchor it at points along the line.  We can however create crossings along the waterline for caribou, ATV, and snowmobiles.

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