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Funding For L&C Regional Water System

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Funding For L&C Regional Water System

South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson says that funding for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System passed the full Senate Appropriations Committee in the Fiscal Year 2014 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. In addition to $3.2 million included for Lewis and Clark specifically, the bill provides an additional $25 million that has to be used for ongoing work on congressionally authorized rural water projects, including Lewis and Clark.

Lewis & Clark Executive Director Troy Larson says while the money is helpful, it won’t help with any new construction……

Larson says the money will only cover their ongoing costs…

Larson says the extra money may help raise their baseline funding……

The project is delivering water to eleven members, while nine are still waiting. There is just over two hundred million dollars in outstanding construction costs. The House Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year 2014 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill on June 26. It includes less funding for Lewis and Clark, providing only $3.05 million. The House bill does not provide for any additional funding for ongoing rural water projects.

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