The work was done between October 2008 and September 2009. The project was implemented thanks to the collaborative efforts of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and the Unamen Shipu First Nation.

“This project addresses one of our government’s top priorities, which is to improve the management of drinking water systems in Canada’s First Nation communities,” said the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, Christian Paradis. “Thanks to this investment, the community will be in an even better position to meet its future needs.”

“Access to quality water is essential for the health and safety of the members of a community”, said the Chief of the Unamen Shipu Montagnais Band Council, George Bacon. “Thanks to a new treatment system and a new plant, our community will be able to rely on safe drinking water infrastructure for our population in the long term. In addition, this project provided job opportunities and training in Unamen Shipu, which now has three trained and accredited water treatment facility operators, all from the community.”