Bureau To Provide $44.3M In Water Infrastructure Funds For Projects Across West

April 2014, Vol. 69 No. 4

•$6 million for the Rocky Boy’s/North Central Montana Rural Water System (Montana). These additional funds combined with funding enacted in FY2014 will bring total construction funding to $11.4 million and will be used to continue construction of 7.8 of the remaining 35 miles of core pipeline within tribal areas. It will also provide for construction of half of the interim distribution system – Conrad to Brady, MT, construction of the Shelby to Cut Bank pipeline, and continued design of the Hill County pipeline in the non-tribal areas.

•$4.9 million for the Fort Peck Reservation/Dry Prairie Rural Water System (Montana). These additional funds combined with funding enacted in FY2014 will bring total construction funding to $9.2 million and will be used to complete the Frazier-Nashua waterline in tribal areas and to extend pipeline construction on the east and west ends of the project in non-tribal areas.

•$5.2 million for the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System (South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota). These additional funds combined with funding enacted in FY2014 will bring the total construction funding to $8.4 million and will be used to provide service to a population of 4,000 by 1) completing one mile of a 30-inch PVC treated water pipeline; 2) completing a 10-inch Service Line to Rock County Rural Water District, MN; 3) constructing a meter building and booster pumps for Rock Rapids/Rock County RWD connection; and 4) continuing construction of a transmission pipeline to connect to the future Rock County Reservoir and then the city of Luverne, MN.

•$1.7 million for the Eastern New Mexico Water Supply Project (New Mexico): These additional funds combined with funding enacted in FY 2014 will bring total construction funding to more than $2.3 million and will be used to continue work on the Phase I Intake Structure at Ute Reservoir that will supply water to eight municipalities and three counties in eastern New Mexico.