Lewis & Clark Regional Water System preparing for a busy construction season

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- After getting a couple more rounds of federal funding, it will be a busy construction season for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System.

Executive Director Troy Larson says they have some contracts in place.

The project struggled last summer to keep up with water demand as a large collector well had technical issues. Larson says they hope to have that well in production next month.

Larson says its critical to get that well, which will produce over twenty million gallons a day, on line by summer.

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