Bear Butte Valley Water receives DENR loan for water system improvemens

News StaffApril 7, 2021Business
courtesy Google EarthBear Butte Valley Water headquarters, east of Sturgis.

STURGIS, S.D. – Several Black Hills area locations will benefit from Department of Environment and Natural Resources infrastructure loans.

Among them, Bear Butte Valley Water, who will receive just over $2-million to make drinking water system improvements.

The money will go to expanding the system east to provide 24 new connections along  Alkali Road for rural residential and livestock water demand. The project will be bid in May with construction completion anticipated for winter of this 2022. The system currently serves approximately 650 people.

Board President Bruce Weyrich says the 24 connections would be hooked up immediately after completion.