TEA, S.D. - The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System will receive $15 million in FY19 from the Bureau of Reclamation for ongoing construction. This is a slight increase from the $14.875 million received in FY18.

L&C needs to award two more projects for a combined close to 23 miles of pipeline between Sioux Center, Iowa, and the South Dakota side of the Big Sioux River. One project is expected to be awarded in January and the other later in 2019.

“Depending on the bid prices, we are hopeful the FY19 funding will be enough to complete both pipeline projects,” said Troy Larson, executive director of L&C.

In addition to the pipeline, before water can be delivered through the line, L&C will need to award contracts for a meter building at Sioux Center, water tower near Beresford and adding pumps to the Beresford pump station. These projects will be the first on the list for FY20.