Samson Cree Nation Groundwater Well Improvement Project

Samson Cree Nation is proposing improvements to its townsite groundwater well infrastructure (2022 Townsite Groundwater Well Improvements Project). The work will take place at several locations within NW 20-44-24-W4M, NE 19-44-24W4M, SE 20-44-24-W4M, SW 29-44-24-W4M, SE/NE 17-44-24-W4M, NE 4-44-24-W4M, NE 15-44-24-W4M, and NE 30-44 24 W4M and includes:

  • Decommissioning of inactive and active existing groundwater wells which supplies raw water to the Nation's Townsite Water Treatment Plant (Well # 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10).
  • Demolish and removal of the existing pumphouse at Well #5.
  • Construction of a concrete Genset pad and installation of a monopole at Well #12.
  • Installation of radio equipment and antennas at Well #11, the booster station, the water treatment plant, the wastewater lift station, and the wastewater lagoon.
  • Remediation of all disturbed areas to similar or greater capacity to surrounding lands.

Decommissioning of water wells will follow the best practice guidelines as indicated by Alberta Environment Groundwater Information Centre. Works will include removal and disposal of all equipment including power service, well controls and well head. Well to be plugged, capped, and disconnected from the underground water mainline.

Latest update

July 19, 2023 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of intent to make a determination - April 11, 2023


Indigenous Services Canada
Joël Gervais, Environment Officer
630 Canada Place
9700 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4G2
Telephone: 780-370-5008

  • Location

    • Samson Cree Nation (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Urban Systems Ltd.
  • 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.


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...within 200 kilometres
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