The City of Yellowknife will be hosting a public open house on November 2, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Explorer Hotel Katimavik A Room to discuss the Submarine Water Pipeline Replacement Project. City staff and members of the consulting team will give a presentation on the project, as well as take questions from residents.


The City is replacing the pipeline that supplies drinking water to residents because it is nearing the end of its usable lifespan. A new pipeline ensures the City’s future water needs can be met and that drinking water supply is better protected during extreme weather.  The current pipeline runs underwater from the mouth of the Yellowknife River at Pumphouse Number 2, along the bed of Yellowknife Bay, to Pumphouse Number 1 located beside the Water Treatment Plant.

The City is currently exploring design and routing options for the new pipeline. The pipeline replacement project is planned to take place over the next four years, with exact dates being determined as design is finalized and construction activities planned. Extensive consultation will be done for this project to ensure residents, contractors, and local Indigenous groups are heard, concerns are addressed, and everyone has an opportunity to offer input on what option and route is chosen.

The City assures residents that clean, municipal water will be readily available for use during this project.

For additional information, please visit the City of Yellowknife’s website.  The City will also be launching a PlaceSpeak page so residents can submit their input and feedback online via survey.