The FY23 Appropriations Bill signed into law on December 29, 2022 includes $18.6 million for the ongoing construction of Lewis & Clark. This total includes the $6.6 million proposed by the Administration, as well as the $12 million congressionally directed spending request made by Senators Amy Klobuchar, Mike Rounds and Tina Smith. This critically needed funding will be used to cover the remaining costs of four projects currently under construction that were planned to be paid for over two fiscal years. These projects include two segments of the Madison service line (combined 32 miles), the one-million gallon water tower just west of Sheldon and improvements at the water treatment plant.