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Sheldon, Iowa water tower contract awarded

The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System’s Board of Directors has awarded a $4,583,000 contract to Caldwell Tanks of Louisville, Kentucky for a one-million-gallon composite water tower that will be located three miles west of Sheldon, Iowa.

It's anticipated that construction will begin in late spring or early summer of 2022. The substantial completion deadline is October 2023.

Lewis & Clark was incorporated in January 1990 and its authorization was signed into law in July 2000. It's a non-profit wholesale provider of water to its member cities and rural water systems in southeast South Dakota, northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota. The water source is a series of wells adjacent to the Missouri River and has a treatment plant near Vermillion.

Construction began in 2004, and Lewis & Clark started delivering water in 2012. The system is currently serving water to 15 of its 20 members and will benefit more than 350,000 people when completed. Members yet to be connected include Hull, Sioux Center, Sheldon, Sibley and Madison.

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