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Bushe River Water System Project – Public Comments Invited

January 31, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Bushe River Water System Project located on Bushe River Reserve #207 is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

Written comments must be submitted by Monday March 2, 2020 to:

Stacey LeBlanc
630 Canada Place
9700 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB
T5J 4G2
Stacey.leblanc@canada.ca

The Proposed 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.

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