Area tribes receive $24.7M in water funds

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced more than $27.4 million in assistance to tribes in North Dakota to improve and strengthen water infrastructure.

Funding to be disbursed includes:

– $12.79 million for the Turtle Mountain Public Utility Commission to replace undersized raw water collection lines from Thorne and Rolette wellfields to the Water Treatment Plant.

– $3.24 million for the Fort Berthold Rural Water Treatment Plant to replace the existing eight Lake Sakakawea intake screens to discourage mussel attachment and growth.

– $1.54 million to the White Shield Community for the installation of about 158 water meters on existing water service connections in the community.


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