Lewis and Clark Rural Water System: A Regional Approach to Solving Domestic Water Supply Problems for a Tri-State Area

by Pamela A. Bonrud, Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Sioux Falls, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


The proposed Lewis and Clark Rural Water System (L&CRWS) is a treated, bulk water delivery system. Membership includes twenty-two communities and rural water systems in southeastern South Dakota, northwestern lowa and Southwestern Minnesota. Missouri River water will be used to supply L&CRWS. A project construction budget of $282.9 million is proposed. An Ability to Pay and Willingness to Pay study completed by the Bureau of Reclamation will be used by project sponsors in seeking a cost share arrangement with state and federal governments. Additionally, a Tax Revenue Analysis conducted by the Bureau of Reclamation estimates tax revenues that can be generated in each state due to the construction of L&CRWS.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Water supply | Rural areas | Water reclamation | Water treatment | Economic factors | Bureau of Reclamation | United States | Missouri River | South Dakota | Minnesota

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