The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Rural Water District 3 will soon install 11 miles of eight inch water line in western Pottawatomie County. This line will provide service to new RWD3 customers along its route and, most importantly, it will connect the Dale Water Plant to the original distribution territory of RWD3, which is served by the water treatment plant near Macomb. This will provide an important back-up water source to the customers served by both of the facilities.

“This new line will not only allow us to connect new customers to the RWD3 distribution system, but it will also allow us to deliver quality treated water to our customers in both of the areas that the two plants serve,” said Richard Kunze, CPN Public Works Director. “It insures that all of RWD3 will have water available in the event that there is a problem at either of the plants.”

The project is funded by a USDA-Rural Development grant of $331,836 and a Rural Development loan of $765,000.  The project will begin in August and will take about six months to complete.