Lewis & Clark Regional Water System hope to finish construction soon

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- With the focus on infrastructure funding at the state and federal level, backers of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System are hoping to get a big push to the finish line. Construction on the three-state system has been underway for about twenty years.

Executive Director Troy Larson says the funding trends may have changed.

Larson says the finish line is in sight

Larson says they have totaled up the final costs.

The system pipes water to towns and cities in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota from wells near the Missouri River southwest of Vermillion.