Lewis & Clark currently has three water storage facilities in operation with another one under construction. Additional reservoirs and elevated towers will be constructed as more members are connected.
85th street water tower:
The first storage contract was awarded to Landmark Structures of Ft. Worth, TX in July 2009 and substantial completion was reached in April 2012. Final construction cost was just over $5 million. This contract was for a three million gallon composite water tower along 85th Street in southern Sioux Falls, which is a joint connection point for Sioux Falls and Lincoln County RWS. The tower is 190 feet high and the bowl is 114 feet in diameter. Both Lewis & Clark and Sioux Falls needed a 1.5 million gallon tower in the same area. Instead of building two 1.5 million gallon towers, an agreement was reached to build one three million gallon tower. The tower is owned and operated by Lewis & Clark, but Sioux Falls paid half the construction cost and has access to half the storage capacity for its own use.
Lewis & Clark’s primary storage facility is at the intersection of 467th Avenue and 270th Street, two miles northwest of Tea, SD. It includes two 7.5 million gallon pre-stressed concrete reservoirs that are 65 feet tall and 164 feet in diameter. The contract was awarded to NATGUN (now known as DN Tanks) of Wakefield, MA in August 2009 and substantial completion was reached in October 2011. Final construction cost was just over $9.5 million.
rock county reservoir:
A contract for a four million gallon pre-stressed concrete reservoir was awarded to Preload of Louisville, KY in September 2016. It is six miles southwest of Luverne, MN. Substantial completion was reached in January 2019. Final construction cost was just over $2.8 million.
NOBLES COUNTY RESERVOIR:
A contract for a two million gallon pre-stressed concrete reservoir was awarded to Preload of Louisville, KY in August 2017. It is four miles west of Worthington, MN. Substantial completion was reached in May 2019. The final construction cost was just over $2.6 million.
beresford water tower:
A $6.7 million contract for a 2.5 million gallon composite water tower was awarded to Caldwell Tanks of Louisville, KY in February 2020. A just under $1 million change order was later approved relating to the pilings for the foundation. The tower, located in the southeast part of Beresford, will be 220 feet tall at its peak. According to Caldwell officials, it will be the tallest 2.5 million gallon water tower in the nation. The substantial completion deadline is February 2023.
sheldon water tower:
A just under $4.6 million contract for a 1 million gallon composite water tower was awarded to Caldwell Tanks of Louisville, KY in September 2021. The tower will be located a few miles west of Sheldon, IA. Construction is expected to begin in late spring or early summer of 2022. The substantial completion deadline is October 2023.
In July 2022, a $4.4 million contract was awarded to DN Tanks for this 1 million gallon ground storage reservoir just east of Madison. The substantial completion deadline is August 2024.
A 1.5 million gallon ground storage reservoir contract was awarded to DN Tanks for $3.36 million on April 28, 2023. The reservoir is part of Lewis & Clark’s expansion to 60 MGD which is anticipated to be complete in 2030 or 2031.