Lewis & Clark Water System Golden Spike Moment

September 15, 2021 3:20pm

Golden Spike Pipe Connection

Sioux Center and Hull officials joined engineers, contractors, pipe suppliers and staff from the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System on Tuesday to celebrate the final section of 24-inch pipe being constructed in the 33.8 mile stretch between Beresford and Sioux Center. The final section of pipe was installed on the east side of Lebanon, IA. Murray Hulstein, Sioux Center’s utilities manager, who has been attending meetings with L&C since 1990 says, “This is a very exciting golden spike milestone! We have been waiting for it a long time.”  He says the area has been blessed with growth, and the long-awaited water from Lewis & Clark will help sustain that growth.


Work continues on the water tower at Beresford, meter buildings at Sioux Center and Hull, and adding pumps to the Beresford pump station. Hulstein says all this infrastructure needs to be completed before Sioux Center and Hull can begin receiving water, which is expected in early 2023, but finally getting all the pipe in the ground to connect South Dakota and Iowa is a momentous occasion to celebrate.  Those in attendance signed their names on the blue wrap that helps protect the zinc coated pipe from corrosion.