Northwest Iowa still waiting on funds for Lewis and Clark regional water system

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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (KCAU) – Several communities in Northwest Iowa will not be getting the funding they were hoping for to connect to the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System.

This legislative session, Iowa lawmakers did not approve an advance on federal funding to help Sioux Center, Hull, Sheldon and Sibley complete the infrastructure needed to connect to the water system.

The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System runs through South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa and has been delayed for years awaiting promised federal funding.

“With the amount of growth we’ve been talking about today and taking place in our community, it’s now seen as a need in our community. We were supposed to be connected in 2010, 2011 but we’re approaching 2020 and we’re still not hooked up to the Lewis and Clark Water System,” Sioux Center City Manager Scott Wynja said.

These northwest Iowa communities may now have to wait until 2022 to secure the funding needed to complete the Lewis and Clark Water system in their region.

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