Great Falls Tribune: Celebration marks start of clean-water project

A Friday event celebrating the Rocky Boy’s/North Central Montana Regional Water System marked the first step in a project expected to serve clean drinking water to about 50,000 people in northern Montana.

The “Turning on the Spigot” celebration in Havre commemorated the opening of the North Havre County Water District, which will deliver clean water to homes in an area that had to rely on bottled drinking water for two years.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., who attended the event, touted the $20 million in funding that came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which more than doubled the funding the project has received since it was authorized in 2002.

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