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 contract was awarded to Gridor Construction of Buffalo, MN in September 2015 and substantial completion deadline was reached in May 2018.  Final construction cost was $3.7 million. The Rock County Pump Station is about five miles south of Luverne, MN and is 4,628 square feet.  This contract also included 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.

Hull Pump Station:

A contract was awarded to West Branch Construction of Boyden, IA in August 2022 and substantial completion was reached in December 2023. Final construction cost was $3.8M.

Larchwood Pump Station:

The $5M contract was awarded in May 2023 to Rice Lake Construction of Deerwood, MN. Substantial completion deadline is April 2025. This project is part of expanding the System to 60 MGD.