Lewis & Clark Water System working to upscale water treatment capacity

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- While the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System is expecting enough funding from the federal infrastructure to get close to completion, they also have a plan in the works to upsize their water treatment capacity.

Executive Director Troy Larson says the past couple of summers pushed them close to their full treatment limits.

Larson says they hope to get some groundwork done at the water plant north of Vermillion.

Larson says the want to be ready to rapidly expand.

The system is looking at about one hundred forty million dollars in additional construction to get the base pipelines done. They current pump water from wells near the Missouri River south of Vermillion to towns and cities in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.