FORT PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The Fort Pierre City Council met in special session Wednesday night to hear a presentation on the Western Dakota Regional Water System. System Executive Director Dr. Cheryl Chapman says the Missouri River has more than enough water to support a massive water line to western South Dakota.
Chapman says studies on water usage in western South Dakota show serious deficits possible in the next 25 to 30 years, especially if drought conditions take hold.
Western Dakota would deliver bulk water, untreated meaning members would have to find treatment or align with a system that has treatment.
The Fort Pierre City Council will consider moving forward with membership in the Western Dakota Regional Water System at it’s next meeting on Monday.