Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation is hoping to have some form of water service restored by Monday.

In a letter sent out to community members, the First Nation says it is working with an engineering firm to set up a temporary water plant.

The letter says it is not known at this time whether the water will be treated and drinkable initially.

It also says it may take as long as two years to build a new water treatment plant.

The community has been without a local water supply since Feb. 25 when a fire destroyed the existing water treatment plant.

Local officials are working with Health Canada to provide more home care workers to provide assistance for elders and families with small children.

The community declared a state of emergency and a total of 40 local families have been relocated to Regina because of the fire.

(PHOTO: Carry the Kettle water treatment plant shown here on fire. Photo courtesy of Jay Bouchard Facebook page)