Rep. Steve King tours Lewis and Clark Regional Water System
Just two days after being re-elected to a ninth term, Iowa Congressman Steve King toured the Lewis and Clark regional water system in Vermillion.
King is a long-time supporter of this project, but it's his first time touring the plant north of Vermillion.
That plant helps supply clean water to communities in Northwest Iowa.
The plant has the ability to treat up to 45 million gallons of water per day.
It's the largest water treatment facility in South Dakota.
"We reach across the line, we work and cooperate and this is the best tool that we can have, with all the water, that the Missouri River has, and the aquifers that are charged by that the river, tapping into that with the well system that we have here and then distributing it to the areas that have a shortage of high quality water, and it's the cheapest and most effective way," said Rep. King.
King was also joined by community leaders from Hull, Sioux Center, Sheldon and Sibley, who are looking to connect their water systems to this plant in the future.