Cumberland House Cree Nation Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Cumberland House Cree Nation is proposing the upgrade of their water treatment plant. The project consists of construction of a building expansion to the existing Pemmican Portage water treatment plant building over an existing earth covered reservoir. A new underground concrete reservoir will also be constructed and will serve as the foundation for a portion of the building expansion. The total building expansion is approximately 370 sq.m. The building expansion will include new pumping, treatment and treated water storage infrastructure to meet the 10 year design requirements of the community. Completion of a new raw water supply well is also included in the proposed project.

The proposed project activities include the removal of existing water treatment plant fencing, stripping of earth cover from existing concrete reservoir, construction of new concrete reservoir adjacent to the existing, framing of new building around existing building, demolition of existing building structure, installation of new mechanical and electrical equipment, removal of existing mechanical and electrical equipment, installation of exterior masonry and metal roofing, interior finishes, installation of underground services.

The project site is located 10 m from the nearest residence. Demolition waste from existing building will be hauled to the nearest permitted disposal site.


Latest update

Jan 26, 2024 - Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination Notice of Determination for the Cumberland House Cree Nation Water Treatment Plant Upgrades ( 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 Cumberland House Cree Nation Water Treatment Plant Upgrades - January 26, 2024
1 Notice of Intent -Start of Public Comment Period - December 15, 2023


Indigenous Services Canada
Alvin Hamilton Building, 1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2B6
Telephone: 306-581-3134

  • Location

    • Cumberland House Cree Nation (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Cumberland House Cree Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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