Federal government officials say they working with the Piapot First Nation in determining what supports are required to restore water service.
The community’s water treatment facility was destroyed by a grass fire Tuesday.
Indigenous Services Canada says it is covering all costs in getting resident access to drinking water through increased truck and bottled water delivery. It also pledges to help cover non-insurance related costs associated with rebuilding the facility.
The water shortage has forced the closure of the school. A re-open date has yet to be announced.
Sask. Government Relations says the First Nation has not requested any additional resources at this time and that federal agencies are working on a contingency plan for water supply in the community.
Health officials say they are helping the First Nation expedite bottle water delivery to the community.