New Wastewater Treatment Plant Outfall Pipeline - Sydney, NS

The proposed project will involve minor dredging of loose silt in the exact location where the outfall will be placed, followed by the placement of the prefabricated outfall pipe on the harbour bottom. The outfall pipe measures 600mm and will be covered with armor stone for protection. The project area will expand over 300 square meters. The treated effluent that will be discharged through this outfall pipe will eliminate three untreated raw sewages that currently discharges into the harbour via three existing outfalls.

Latest update


2022-11-15 – Transport Canada has determined that the proposed project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.

Transport Canada is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Therefore, Transport Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.



Transport Canada
Melissa Ginn, Regional Environmental Advisor
10 Barter's Hill
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6M1
Telephone: 709-351-3200 or 1-888-675-6863

  • Location

    • Sydney, NS (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Cape Breton Regional Municipality
  • Authorities

    • Infrastructure Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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