Water Sources

Water Sources/Treatment Facilities

The Doon Subsystem has a water treatment plant 1 ½ miles north of Doon. This plant utilizes 12 alluvial wells and serves the area west of Doon, all the way to the Big Sioux River, and east to the George/Boyden Blacktop. It also serves the towns of Alvord, Doon, and Inwood. The Doon Wellfield is our best and biggest source of water. We added 2 new wells near Beloit in 2012. These wells will be used as a supplemental source for the area southwest of Inwood during the summer months.

The Big Sioux Subsystem has 2 treatment plants. The Klondike plant is along the Big Sioux River and has 6 shallow wells that service the west part of our System. The Larchwood plant is located in the town of Larchwood and is supplied water from 3 deep wells (700 ft). This plant serves the area south and east of Larchwood, and the towns of Larchwood and Lester.

The Boyden Subsystem also has 2 sources. The George water treatment plant is just east of the town of George and has 5 shallow wells serving the surrounding area. The Boyden water treatment plant is located 2 ½ miles north of Boyden. We have 7 alluvial wells that provide water for this plant which serves the area east of the George/Boyden Blacktop and south towards Sheldon. Also, it serves the towns of Boyden and Matlock.”

The Rock Rapids Subsystem purchases water from the City of Rock Rapids. It serves the area east, west and north of Rock Rapids.

Water is also purchased from Lewis & Clark Rural Water System (through the City of Rock Rapids) at two separate locations. One is at the Grand Falls Casino site, and serves the northwest corner of our system as well as the Casino. The second location is at Dove Ave. and 110th St. and serves the area north of Lester.

Storage Facilities

There are currently 11 elevated storage facilities and 2 standpipes throughout our System. There are also storage reservoirs at each treatment plant. Total System storage is 1.9 million gallons.

Distribution

LSRWS maintains approximately 817 miles of water lines ranging in size from 2” diameter up to 12” . We are serving 1,987 rural customers. We also provide water at a bulk rate to the towns of Alvord, Boyden, Doon, Inwood, Larchwood, Lester and Matlock.

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