New well for Lewis Clark Water System on hold

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System was anticipating adding a new high capacity well this month.

Executive Director Troy Larson says that didn’t work out.

Larson says they are still adding up the damages.

Larson says the delay forced their member communities to cut back on water usage.

The well would have added about twenty two million gallons of water capacity to their system. The total cost of the well is about eleven million dollars.

Lewis & Clark delivers water to towns and cities in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota from wells near the Missouri River south of Vermillion.