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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests $75 million in Lewis and Clark water system

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Courtesy Of Lewis And Clark RWS
Sixteen-inch pipe staged for the Madison service line.

The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System is receiving a record-setting amount of money from the congressional Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The $75 million will allow Lewis and Clark to install dozens of miles of new pipeline and construct other facilities. The construction will benefit Madison in South Dakota, along with Hull, Sheldon and Sibley in Iowa.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes a total of one billion dollars for rural water projects. The Bureau of Reclamation is allocating $420 million this year. The remaining $580 million will be allocated over the next four years based on how the projects are going.

Lewis and Clark is eligible to receive additional funding next year.

The Lewis and Clark water system has been under development since Congress authorized it in 2000. It will serve about 350,000 people when construction is complete.