Sioux Center, Iowa — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg and multiple northwest Iowa state legislators, along with a representative of Congressman Randy Feenstra were in Sioux Center Friday morning to make an announcement affecting the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System.
In an event held at the Sioux Center waterworks, the governor announced $38 million dollars in grants through Iowa’s Water Infrastructure Fund to support three water quality and infrastructure projects across the state, including Lewis & Clark.https://kiwaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/SooCtrLC-1.mp3 
The governor says the grant demonstrates the State’s commitment to the project.https://kiwaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/SooCtrLC-2.mp3 
Lewis & Clark Executive Director Troy Larson says the $12-million grant will help fund the L&C expansion project.https://kiwaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/SooCtrLC-3.mp3 
Sheldon Public Works Director Todd Uhl is also a member of the L&C Executive Committee, and he told the audience that L&C will allow Sheldon to continue to prosper.https://kiwaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/SooCtrLC-4.mp3 
In addition to the grant to Lewis & Clark, the governor announced an $11-million grant for a project in Dyersville, along with a $15-million award to a project in Des Moines.
In December, Gov. Reynolds announced a historic $100-million investment in water infrastructure and water quality efforts for the State of Iowa aimed at reducing excess nutrients, improving public health, promoting reuse of water and wastewater, and providing significant economic benefits to communities and the state. The grants announced Friday are a part of that investment.