Hoeven Announces $24.4 Million in Bureau of Reclamation Funding for Rural Water Projects

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation has awarded $24.4 million in federal funding to build and improve water supply systems in a number of North Dakota and tribal communities. Hoeven serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees funding for the Bureau of Reclamation.

“North Dakota communities, regardless of zip code or population, should have access to good, quality water,” Hoeven said. “These grants will help to improve and expand our water supply systems to ensure that North Dakota communities have the infrastructure they need.” 

The $24.4 million in funding will provide for projects, including:

·       City of Mandan Raw Water Intake Project: Funding will support the construction of a conventional water intake in a more stable section of the Missouri River. 

·       MHA Nation Water Treatment/Intake Improvements: The grant will help the MHA Nation’s Twin Buttes water treatment plant to increase capacity and access to clean water and boost water intake to meet increased demand in the area.

·       Burlington Water Tower: Funding will help construct a new water tower in Burlington.

·       Dickinson Water System Distribution: The grant will help upsize Dickinson’s water mains and make cross connections to mains within the city to provide residents with access to a quality water supply.