Dene Tha' First Nation: Bushe River Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

Dene Tha' First Nation proposes to construct and operate a new wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) to service the current and future (20 year design) wastewater treatment needs of the community. The WWTF will be designed such that the effluent water quality meets or exceeds the requirements set out in the federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulation (WSER). The new wastewater system will include 1.4 km of new forcemain piping, 0.5 km of new (gravel) road, one new liftstation, one new lagoon cell (16,500 cubic meter capacity), one new truck dump site, and one horizontal flow submerged attached growth reactor. Wastewater effluent will discharge to an adjacent wetland.

Latest update

September 9, 2022 - The public period on the project is closed. Indigenous Services Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Joël Gervais, A/ Sr. Environmental Advisor
1138 Melville Street Suite 600
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S3
Telephone: 780-224-5395

  • Location

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

    • Waste 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
Date modified: