The city of Dickinson may be backing out of a verbal agreement to partner with the Southwest Water Authority on industrial water sales and some members of the SWA Board of Directors are not happy about it.
BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed into law House Bill 1269 on Thursday, making $31 million immediately available for rural water projects in southwest North Dakota, including $21 million for the Southwest Water Pipeline.
When presented Monday with a budget plan that would raise the average rural customer’s monthly water bill by nearly 13 percent, members of the Southwest Water Authority Board of Directors had a simple answer: thanks, but no thanks.
A Southwest Water Authority depot that may reduce truck traffic in Dickinson is expected to be complete by June 1, though SWA has yet to strike a deal with the city, officials said during a meeting at the Elks Lodge in Dickinson Monday.
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