In 2011, Piapot First Nation was able to build a water treatment plant that used reverse osmosis technology and an aeriation unit with multiple filters to achieve clean drinking water for the community. This new plant was like the older system, although on a much bigger scale. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development partnered with Piapot as part of the commitment made by the government to bring clean and safe drinking water to all First Nations communities.

The water plant gave the community the ability to move forward in their technology advancements. It was on Monday October 29, 2018 that that pace was stopped. A fire started in the plant at 11:30 in the evening and continued to burn throughout the night, with volunteers and staff of the plant working together to smother the fire. By the morning of Tuesday October 30, 2018 there stood a charcoaled version of the plant. Chief Jeremy Fourhorns declared a state of emergency on the reserve. The school was closed for the day due to it being directly connected to the water plant; therefore, unable to have running water for the students and the staff.  Donations were brought in for drinking water from all types of sponsors and strangers, and residents were coming together to help each other get through the catastrophe.

Today, nearly a year after the fire, stands a new water treatment plant, in the process of running at maximum effectiveness and efficiency. The expected date of full completion is January 2021.