Pump Stations

In addition to there being pumps in several of the meter buildings, the System also includes two stand-alone mainline booster pump stations.  Pump station contracts:    

tea pump station:

Located between the two 7.5 million gallon reservoirs two miles northwest of Tea, SD, this is Lewis & Clark’s primary pumping facility.  The contract was awarded to Eriksen Construction of Blair, NE in April 2010 and substantial completion was reached in April 2012.  Final construction cost was $8.4 million.  The project included eight 350 horsepower high service pumps, piping, variable frequency drives, controls and electrical switch gear.  The Tea Pump Station is two-levels with a combined 16,037 square feet. 

Rock county pump station:

A $3.6 million contract was awarded to Gridor Construction of Buffalo, MN in September 2015 and the substantial completion deadline is April 2018.  The Rock County Pump Station is about five miles south of Luverne, MN and will be 4,628 square feet.  This contract price also includes constructing a meter building a few miles east of Adrian, MN as a second connection point for Lincoln Pipestone RWS, as well as adding two more pumps to the joint Rock Rapids/Rock County RWD meter building.