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Panel approves $160M for North Dakota water supply projects

BISMARCK - The State Water Commission approved $160 million in cost-share funds Tuesday for municipal, rural and regional water supply projects throughout the state.

BISMARCK – The State Water Commission approved $160 million in cost-share funds Tuesday for municipal, rural and regional water supply projects throughout the state.
State Engineer Todd Sando called the meeting “monumental” in terms of the cost-share funding awarded, led by $70 million for the Western Area Water Supply Project and $55 million for the Southwest Pipeline Project.
Funding approved for municipal water supply projects included roughly $1 million for Dickinson, $2.3 million for Mandan, $3.6 million for Minot, $5.4 million for Watford City, $3.4 million for West Fargo and $10.9 million for Williston.
The Stutsman Rural Water District will receive about $4.2 million and the North Prairie Rural Water District about $3.5 million for rural water supply projects.
The funding comes from money appropriated by the Legislature for the 2015-17 biennium.
The commission consists of Gov. Jack Dalrymple as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and seven members appointed by the governor.

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