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Planned Interruption of Water Service

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MAINTENANCE OF A WATERLINE NORTHEAST OF DICKINSON PLANNED THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014

Dickinson, ND – October 8, 2014 – Please be advised rural customers located northeast of Dickinson will experience low to no water pressure on Thursday, October 9, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. until late afternoon due to maintenance of a water pipeline. Customers east Highway 22, approximately seven miles, reaching to 103rd Avenue SW and between 28th Street SW and 34th Street SW will be affected by this water ...

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Heitkamp decries Army Corps for water charges: Senator: ‘We have to bring the promise of water to those who wait’

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Senator Heidi Heitkamp at SWASen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., decried U.S. Army Corps of Engineers attempts to charge for Lake Sakakawea water during a visit to Dickinson on Friday afternoon.

Heitkamp met with leaders of the Southwest Water Authority, which provides water to about 56,000 residents in and around southwest North Dakota.

Last week, the U.S. Senate sent the Water ...

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Celebrate National Drinking Water Week May 4-10, 2014

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What do you know about H2O?

Celebrate Drinking Water Week, May 4-10, 2014, with us at Southwest Water Authority. We are celebrating with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and other water professionals across North America by asking the question “What do you know about H20?”

“Drinking Water Week is a great opportunity to take time to realize how integral safe drinking water is to our everyday lives,” said AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance. “Now is the time to understand the roles ...

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Southwest Water Authority Achieves Certificate of Compliance for Safe Drinking Water Act

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Southwest Water Authority has received a Certificate of Compliance for Safe Drinking Water Act from the North Dakota Department of Health. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) applies to every public water system in the United States. Southwest Water Authority’s five public water systems each achieved this Certificate of Compliance. These public water systems include service from the Water Treatment Plant in Dickinson, the OMND (Oliver, Mercer, North Dunn) Water Treatment Plant north of Zap, Crown Butte, Junction Inn and ...

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Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

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Frozen pipes are a serious risk across Southwest North Dakota as the unexpected cold temperatures and deep freeze can cause pipes to freeze. There are ways to consider preventing and thawing of a frozen water pipe:

  • Check all faucets in your home to find out if you have frozen pipes, if one pipe freezes, others may too. Check around the home for areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas. Look in the basement, crawl space, attic, ...
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