Bushe River Water System Project

Dene Tha' First Nation is proposing to design and commission a water system for Bushe River Reserve #207, immediately east of the town High Level. The water system will consist of (1) A new regional water supply line to the reserve along the east boundary of Highway 58 and down to South Central Road to a new truckfill pumphouse and reservoir; (2) A new truckfill pumphouse and reservoir located on the south side of South Central Road, along with associated civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, process, instrumentation, and control works; (3) A water distribution system to service specific First Nation facilities and homes fed by the new pumphouse; and (4) Connecting the rental subdivision located immediately south of Highway 58 directly to the town of High Level water system.

Latest update

September 24, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination for the Bushe River Water System Project - September 24, 2020
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - January 31, 2020


Indigenous Services Canada
Stacey LeBlanc, Sr. Environment Officer
630 Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4G2
Telephone: 780-782-8350
Email: stacey.leblanc@canada.ca

  • Location

    • Bushe River Reserve #207 (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Dene Tha' First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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