Released On: January 15, 2004
The Lewis and Clark Rural Water System was authorized by Public Law 106-246 on July 13, 2000. The project will provide safe drinking water to about 200,000 residents in portions of rural Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. The system will take water from a series of wells constructed in alluvial materials adjacent to the Missouri River near Vermillion, S.D. Treated water would then be conveyed throughout the project area by more than 385 miles of buried pipeline.
The engineering report was prepared by the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc., with the assistance of a private consulting firm. A biological assessment was completed in April 2002 and Endangered Species Act consultation was concluded in June 2002. An environmental assessment of the proposed system was conducted by Reclamation. It concluded in a Finding of No Significant Impact, and the Final Environmental Assessment(EA) was signed in March 2003.
Bach said, "We are pleased the Lewis and Clark project is moving forward toward construction."
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