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The 16th Annual “Make a Splash” Water Festival was held Thursday and Friday, September 10 and 11, 2015, at the West River Ice Center (formerly the Dickinson Recreation Center). Educational student sessions for fifth graders were from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon and 9:00 a.m. to …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Dickinson, ND – April 25, 2014 – Please be advised that contractors will be rerouting a Southwest Pipeline Project main transmission pipeline on Monday, April 28, 2014, west of Dickinson.  Work will begin at 6:00 a.m. MDT and is anticipated to take most of the day. Customers will be without water between …

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Nine days ago, residents of West Virginia noticed something strange about their water — it smelled like liquorice. The smell was caused by 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a chemical used to wash impurities off coal. About 7,500 gallons of the chemical made it into the Elk River, the nine-county region’s source for drinking water, affecting 300,000 people.The …

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For nearly ten years, local residents Chris and Traci Knopik endured a lot of things “brown” at their home. The culprit: poor quality well water. As a result, all of their household appliances were stained brown including the bathtub, the toilets and sinks, though not for lack of cleaning products or effort. Read More

Tips to Protect Home Water Quality Drinking Water Week, May 5-11 During Drinking Water Week, May 5-11, 2013, the Southwest Water Authority and the American Water Works Association join water professionals across North America in helping consumers learn to maintain high-quality water throughout their household plumbing systems. Read More

The Judges of the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Contest recently declared Southwest Water Authority 4th in the United States and 6th internationally for Best Tasting Water. The 23rd Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting welcomes waters from across the country and around the globe. Held in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, it is the largest …

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Meet Duane and Karen. They live in Oliver County and signed up to be connected to the Southwest Pipeline Project back in the 1980’s. Their well water has NEVER been suitable for drinking or cooking. Find out what they’ve had to do! Click here to read the full story.

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every child needs 3,500,000 gallons of clean water during their lifetime to thrive? It’s true. And that’s why the Southwest Water Authority continues on its mission to provide Quality Water for Southwest North Dakota. To view our water quality reports, click here.