Regional Water Systems
MT DRNC provides the following support to Montana Regional Water Systems:
- Maintaining contacts with the local system authorities.
- Administer State grants to the regional water authorities.
- Ensuring participation by State agencies involved in review and/or implementation.
- Liaison work to Tribal governments and Federal governmental agencies.
- Providing a contact for those with questions about regional water.
Montana Regional Water Systems
The Fort Peck-Dry Prairie Regional Water System is in the northeastern-most portion of the state. The Fort Peck Reservation segments will be paid for totally by the Federal government, while the off-Reservation portions in Roosevelt, Sheridan, Daniels and eastern Valley Counties will receive a 76% Federal grant. Click Here for more information.
The Rocky Boy's - North Central Montana Rural Water System was authorized by Congress in November 2002. The system will serve an estimated population of 28,000, both on the Rocky Boy's Reservation and in numerous non-Reservation systems located in six north central Montana counties. Click Here for more information.
In portions of Judith Basin, Fergus, Wheatland, Golden Valley, Musselshell and Yellowstone Counties another regional system is currently in planning stages. The Central Montana Regional Water Authority, established in 2005, is moving on towards its goal of receiving Federal authorization of this regional water supply project. Click Here for more information.
A fourth project will bring regional water to portions of Garfield, McCone, Richland, Dawson and Prairie Counties. A steering committee was formed in September of 2003, and the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority was established in mid-2005. Click Here for more information.