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Contracts awarded for Lewis & Clark water project

The Board of Directors of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System recently awarded two contracts for construction in Iowa.

The board awarded on Thursday a $2,291,000 contract to West Branch Construction of Boyden, Iowa for the Sibley meter building. This meter building is part of the “base system,” and federal funding will be used.

Previously, the board awarded on May 24 a $5,082,700 contract to Rice Lake Construction of Deerwood for the Larchwood, Iowa pump station. This pump station is part of expanding the system from 44.19 million gallons a day (MGD) to 60 MGD. American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding from the State of Iowa will be used for this project.

Two main projects are left to award in order to complete construction of the base system – the Sibley service line and Phase 3 of the water treatment plant. Lewis & Clark Regional Water System Executive Director Troy Larson said it's anticipated that awarding of the service line contract will be done by this fall and Phase 3 of the treatment plant in early 2024.

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