FEDERAL FUNDING INCREASE for FY20
The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System will receive $18 million in federal funding for FY20, an increase of $3 million compared to FY19. “Thanks to the hard work and strong support of our tristate delegation, Congress approved an additional $117.4 million for the Rural Water Program in the FY20 Budget. Reclamation in turn allocated $17.9 million of this amount to Lewis & Clark. When combined with the $100,000 proposed by the administration it brings our total for FY20 to $18 million,” said Executive Director Troy Larson. The FY20 funding will be used to cover a portion of three construction projects — a radial collector well adjacent to the Missouri River near Vermillion that is anticipated to produce 16 million gallons per day, a 2.5 million gallon water tower just east of Beresford, and the 12.6 mile middle segment of 24-inch pipeline between Beresford and Sioux Center.