Lewis & Clark Gets $7M Grant To Finish Treatment Plant

Tea, SD — A non-profit organization that provides water to a portion of northwest Iowa is getting a boost which officials say will keep things flowing well into the future.

This week, the Biden Administration announced seven-million dollars in infrastructure money will go to the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System. The system’s executive director, Troy Larson, says it’ll pay for finishing construction of a water treatment plant in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Larson says the ongoing drought has shown the vulnerability of water sources across the region.

Larson says the money will help with the final phase of the water treatment plant in Vermillion.

The cities of Sioux Center, Hull, and Rock Rapids already get water from the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, which serves 20 communities in three states. Sheldon is expected to go online this month, and Sibley in 2025.