Written by The Herald-News
Construction has begun on the greatly anticipated Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority rural water project.
In an attempt to supply water as quickly as possible, DRWA has begun looking into construction in phases.
The first phase is officially under construction now south of Sidney and is expected to be completed and online in September. DRWA and the City of Sidney have entered into an agreement in order to supply water to the first DRWA users.
The first phase is being funded by Richland County and will be turned over to DRWA for operation once completed.
DRWA is grateful to Richland County and the City of Sidney for their willingness to support and assist DRWA in providing the much needed water to rural users.
For the second phase, DRWA is working with engineers on planning and analyzing a route to service the city of Fairview and rural users in that area.
Next steps plan to include looking into alternate routes to supply water to residents along Montana Hwy. 200.
DRWA expressed their gratitude that the communities and rural residents in their service area for being patient and for the continued support.
DRWA is excited to be under construction and plans to move forward on future phases as quickly as possible.