Fort McMurray First Nation Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Fort McMurray First Nation is proposing new water and wastewater servicing infrastructure, suitable to provide water and sewage servicing for 600 people on the Fort McMurray #468 First Nation reserve. Potable water will be provided (as treated) by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) via a service pipe (treatment is off reserve, by others). The project includes a new potable water reservoir and pumping station, new water distribution piping, new sewage collection piping ("low pressure" collection type system), a retrofitted sewage lift-station ("slip-in" FPR tank, new pumps and controls) and a new sewage force main to RMWB regional sewage force main for treatment. The project will have an expected lifespan of 25 years. This project includes works both on federal (Reserve) and provincial lands.

Latest update

February 14, 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 Fort McMurray First Nation Water and Wastewater Infrastructure - February 14, 2020
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - October 3, 2019


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

  • Location

    • Fort McMurray First Nation (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fort McMurray First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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