Water & Utilities

Water conservation is everybody's business.

The Utilities section provides reliable, quality water and wastewater systems. This section ensures that all utilities infrastructure meets current standards and practices, operates all systems according to all applicable codes, and responds to emergencies and customer concerns.

All residents connected to the municipal water and wastewater systems are billed monthly for services. With some exceptions, residential waste disposal is provided free of charge.




Municipal District of Lesser Slave River completed the final stage of a $21.3 million wastewater facility in 2006 that provides rural sewage collection and treatment services to the Southshore communities of Canyon Creek, Widewater, Wagner, and Nine Mile Point.

The Southshore Sewer Project, which was the largest project ever undertaken by the municipality, was also Alberta’s first municipal membrane bioreactor and precedent setting in its use of new, innovative biotechnology.

Construction of a low pressure wastewater collection system, treatment facility, and wetland commenced in 2004 and was completed in late 2005. Since start-up in early 2006, the state-of-the-art facility has consistently produced high-quality effluent in terms of low organics, suspended solids, nutrients, and microorganisms, which will meet the demands of the community for the foreseeable future while protecting the environment.

Late 2011 saw the installation of a lift station, collector lines, and private service connections to over 250 residences. An additional 150 private service connections are scheduled for completion in 2012. All serviceable residents were required to connect to this municipal wastewater system per Bylaw 2003-08.

This successful project was the result of collaborative efforts of the municipality, Alberta Environment, Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation, Infrastructure Canada-Alberta Program, and area residents.

Please view the links below for further information regarding the project:


Water Conservation

In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and local watersheds.

Conserving water can also can also prevent unnecessary wear on your E-One Grinder Pump that may result in expensive repairs ($3,000.00 + labor).

An average household will run approximately 650 pump cycles per year. Over time, above average water usage may cause premature wear of the pump. A leaky toilet, for example, can cause approximately 440 extra pump cycles per year, cutting the life expectancy of your pump considerably.

At the MD of Lesser Slave River, we encourage all residents to use the water they need, but not waste it.

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Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Lesser Slave Lake and the river were the main links to the Peace River district until the beginning of the 20th century, when the construction of the Northern Alberta Railway facilitated transportation in the area. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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