After close to 34 years in the making, water from the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System
started flowing to Sheldon, Iowa this week. Sheldon has 1.3 million gallons of water a day of reserved capacity. A ribbon cutting celebration is being planned for the spring.
Sheldon Mayor Greg Geels thanked the first city council that made the decision to join the organization, as well as the numerous local, state, and federal legislators that put forth the effort to make it a reality for the residents of Sheldon.
Sheldon is the 18th of Lewis & Clark’s 20 member cities and rural water systems to be connected. It is anticipated that Madison will be connected by mid-2024 and Sibley, Iowa in the
Spring or Summer of 2025.