Worthington finally began receiving water from Lewis & Clark on May 13! The city now has access to 1.904 million gallons a day of capacity from Lewis & Clark, which they will blend with existing water sources. Worthington is the 15th connected member of Lewis & Clark with five left to go. “Finally getting water from Lewis & Clark has been an effort over 30 years in the making. It took longer than originally envisioned, but we are very excited to finally have the water flowing. This additional source of water will truly benefit our community today and well into the future,” said Scott Hain, general manager of Worthington Public Utilities and a director on the Lewis & Clark board.
On May 13 Lewis & Clark also began delivering water to Lincoln Pipestone RWS at their second connection just east of Adrian. They have been receiving water from Lewis & Clark at their Magnolia connection since November 2017. Between the two connection points Lincoln Pipestone RWS now has access to a total of 1.1 million gallons a day.
“This is a monumental milestone for both Worthington and Lincoln Pipestone RWS that will have a lasting impact for generations to come. Our heartfelt congratulations to both members!”, said Lewis & Clark Chairman Red Arndt of Luverne.