One of Pierre’s major utility projects is receiving a shot in the arm from the Central Plains Water Development District.
The district, part of the statewide rural water association, has granted the City of Pierre $50,000 to use toward engineering costs and inspection fees for the city’s wastewater treatment plant project.
Pierre is currently modernizing the city’s decades-old wastewater treatment equipment and processes. The $15.3 million project got started this summer and will result in a more efficient processing plant.
“Wastewater treatment is an essential utility; we process about 1.5 million gallons of wastewater each day,” said Pierre Mayor Steve Harding. “Modernizing our process means we can provide more efficient and reliable service for our citizens.”
“We work with two essential utilities –water and wastewater –to help provide safe reliable services in central South Dakota,” said Lynnette Eckert, Manager, Central Plains Water Development District. “We’re pleased to be a resource that helps keep communities and their infrastructure healthy and reliable.”
The Central Plains Water Development District is a member of the South Dakota Rural Water Association. Its mission is to provide assistance for economic development, irrigation, water conservation, water supply, lake restoration, recreation, flood control, watershed management, erosion control, and water quality through water system development.
The Central Plains Water Development District includes Faulk, Hughes, Hyde, Sully and Potter Counties. Representing those counties on the District Board are Greg Lorenz, Ron Crain, Eric Monson, Steve Hinker, and Russell Anderson.
PHOTO: Lynnette Eckert, Central Plains Water Development District, presents Pierre Mayor Steve Harding with a $50,000 check to be used toward the city’s wastewater treatment plant project.