Rock County Rural Water

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials liken the operation of a state park to that of a municipality. Finding and maintaining a safe water source in each of the state’s 75 state parks has been a challenge. Kathy Dummer, DNR’s southern region park and trail manager, DNR engineers...
A new well at the Blue Mounds State Park remains contaminated, even after repeated chlorination, according to state officials. “The drinking water situation at Blue Mounds State Park continues to be a challenge and we are committed to resolving it,” wrote DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr in a Sept. 17...
Workers prepare to bury an 8-inch water line along County Road 11 near the County Road 5 intersection west of Luverne Wednesday, Sept. 2. The work is part of a $5 million expansion and improvement project to the western and northwestern parts of Rock County Rural Water.
It’s been a busy summer for Rock County Rural Water, which is improving and expanding its system in the western and northwest part of the county and connecting to Lewis and Clark on the south end. Both projects, which happened to come together at the same time, will make the system stronger and...
The first session of 24-inch steel pipe is installed between Luverne and the Iowa border last month.
Rock County Rural Water began receiving water last week from the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, becoming the 12th member connected to L&C. The water, which is piped from the Missouri River aquifer, officially arrived in Rock County with the completion of a meter building on the...
Rock County Commissioners approved funding for a Rural Water expansion project during their meeting Tuesday, May 19. The Rural Water Board was awarded a $2.448 million loan and $2.246 grant from the USDA Rural Development to finance the water improvements. However, because rural water does not have...
Rock County Commissioners accepted the lower of two bids for second-phase construction of Rock County Rural Water’s expansion and improvement project. Project organizers conducting the bid opening called into question whether or not one of the bids could be considered in the final award. Bids were...
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