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Contract awarded for regional water system expansion

The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System's Board of Directors has awarded a $14.36 million contract to construct the final piece of the 42-mile Madison, South Dakota, service line.

The contract, for 16 miles of 16-inch diameter PVC pipe, was awarded to Carstensen

Contracting of Dell Rapids, South Dakota.

The substantial completion deadline for the project is August 2024. Lewis & Clark was incorporated in January 1990 and its congressional authorization was signed into law in July 2000. It is a non-profit wholesale provider of water to its member cities and rural water systems in southeast South Dakota, northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota.

Water is being delivered to 15 members as a product of the system. Hull, Iowa, and Sioux Center, Iowa, are expected to begin receiving water by mid-2023. It’s hoped that Sheldon, Iowa, will receive water starting in early 2024, followed by Madison in mid-to-late 2024 and early 2025 for Sibley, Iowa.

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