Lewis & Clark receives $60 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding
“The $60 million will be used for the Sibley service line, Sibley meter building and Phase 3 of the water treatment plant,” shared LCRWS Executive Director Troy Larson.
TEA, S.D. — The Bureau of Reclamation announced Monday that the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System is receiving $60 million in Fiscal Year 2023 from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Combined with the $18.6 million included in the FY23 Appropriations Bill signed into law on Dec. 29, it brings total FY23 funding to $78.6 million for ongoing construction of the tri-state drinking water project.
“The $60 million will be used for the Sibley service line, Sibley meter building and Phase 3 of the water treatment plant,” shared LCRWS Executive Director Troy Larson. “Among other things, Phase 3 includes two more solids contact basins, a second gravity thickener and another lime slaker. This funding does not get us across the finish line in terms of completing the 44.19 MGD base system, but it gets us really close.
“Depending on the FY24 funding levels from the Appropriations Bill and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we hope next year will be the last year federal funding is needed for the base system,” he added.