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YANKTON, S.D. — The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System plans to deliver its first supply of water soon, but only to one town in northwest Iowa.
The long-term goal of the $537 million project is to pump water from wells near Vermillion to parts of South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.
Executive Director Troy Larson says since some of the pipeline is already in place, it will allow Hull, Iowa, to buy water from nearby Sioux Center, Iowa, through an emergency connection.
He says another section of pipe will deliver water from Sioux Falls to Tea and Harrisburg.
Larson says both short-term projects should help create momentum so Congress increases funding for the project and to have the project completed by the 2012 target date.
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