Public Works

The Four Key Components of our Department

Community Buildings 

The department is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all community Buildings, this includes the Band Office, Cowessess Community and Education Centre (CCEC) and Community Resource Centre, Economic Development, K’wasis Daycare and any other building which is designated as a community building.

Public Works

The department is responsible for the operations at the Water Treatment Plant, Water Distribution and Sewage Waste Systems on the First Nation. This department has one (1) level 2 operator and two (2) level one operators on staff. Bottled water is delivered to the seniors (65 and over) at no cost. A fee of $6.00 per bottle is charged to other deliveries within the community.

Roads & Infrastructure

The Roads Department is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 167 km of roads. This includes grading, gravel and clearing snow in the winter. The Roads Department is also responsible for the grass cutting along roadways during the summer months. 


The Maintenance Department is responsible for the maintenance of all housing units in the community. The Cowessess First Nation has over 200 units. The members living in Band Units have limited assistance; only emergency electrical, furnace and sewage are covered by the Band. All Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Units are monitored and maintained by the housing department. The Housing Department has one Tenant Relations Officer, who is responsible for data entry and inspections pertaining to CMHC.


Murray Delorme, Director of Public Works
Phone:  (639) 205-7121