The budget for Fiscal Year 2022 released by the Biden Administration includes more funding to continue construction of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System.
Executive Director Troy Larson says they are at a much higher starting point than previous years.
Larson says the hope is that the tri-state Congressional delegation can move that funding up.
Larson says much will be in play until the budget is finalized later this year.
Larson says based on their current funding, over eighty-five percent of the project construction will be done this year.
Water is currently being delivered to fifteen of the twenty members who are a part of the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System. The city of Madison is one of the members not receiving water yet, along with four communities in Iowa.