States Picking Up The Feds Tab For Water System

Mar 9, 2015

A water pipeline for being installed for the Lewis and Clark rural water system.
Credit Lewis and Clark Water System

South Dakota is kicking in nearly $8-million to spur completion of a portion of the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System.  The system intends to supply water to small communities across parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa.   It first began construction in 2003 but since then restraints on federal funding have kept the project at a trickle.

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray reports that now states are kicking in extra funding with the expectation they’ll be paid back by the feds.