Hiawatha First Nation

Bringing natural gas to your community

We are bringing natural gas to the Hiawatha community. Depending on the existing fuel source, households can save up to 48% each year on home and water heating by switching to natural gas. Local businesses can also see a reduction in their energy costs by switching to natural gas. Households that qualify for the province’s First Nations On-Reserve Delivery Credit have seen the delivery charges for electricity removed from their hydro bills. By switching to natural gas, these households will still save up to 18% each year on home and water heating.

Ontario Energy Board review and approval is required before the project can proceed. Once approved, construction would begin as early as summer 2021. The proposed pipeline routing below is subject to change during the design and execution phases of the project. Check back often for the latest information about the project and start saving!

*Natural gas prices are based on rates effective April 1, 2019. Oil and propane prices are based on the latest available retail prices. Electricity prices are based on Hydro One Distribution rates (Med Density R1) as of May 1, 2018; the delivery charges are fully offset by a First Nations Delivery Credit. Costs have been calculated for the equivalent energy consumed and include all service, delivery and energy charges. HST is not included.

Project Status

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Where will gas be available?

Check the map below to see if natural gas is coming to your street.

About the project

This project includes the construction of approximately 15 km of natural gas pipeline, and a station to total an estimated cost of $5 million, made possible by:

  • A $1/ month contribution from new and existing natural gas utility customers in Ontario, which was implemented on July 1, 2019.
  • A system expansion surcharge of $0.23 cents per cubic metre of natural gas used over a term of 40 years, to be paid by new customers in the communities served by the expansion projects.