Blair Water Project Funding

Blair Water Project Receives Sizable Funding

A new water intake at the Missouri River for the city of Blair will cost between 15 and 16 million dollars according to Public Works Director Al Shoemaker.

The cost to Blair is now a little lower.

Representatives from the Olsson firm, a company helping the city with grant writing, informed the city council last night that a grant for six million dollars has been awarded to the city for the project from the Natural Resources Commission and the Department of Natural Resources.

A secondary, new intake is needed should the Missouri River drop below certain levels. The new intake would help insure adequate water levels to the city’s residents and industry in the event of a drought.

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