Baucus, Tester introduce bill to construct Dry Redwater Project

Senator Say Project Secures Clean, Safe Drinking Water for Hundreds of Montana Families

(Washington D.C.) –– Montana’s U.S. Senator Max Baucus and Jon Tester today introduced a bill to authorize the construction of the Dry Redwater Regional Water Project.

The Dry Redwater Authority bill would authorize the municipal water project in Dawson, Garfield, Prairie, and Richland counties.  When completed, the project will provide clean, reliable water for hundreds of families in east central Montana.

“I’m committed to making the Dry Redwater project a reality,” Baucus said. “It will help support community growth while creating good paying jobs and making sure folks have access to clean drinking water. This is truly a win-win.”

“Water is one of the most important resources in rural and frontier communities,” said Tester, a member of the influential Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee.  “This common sense legislation will make a difference for the people of east central Montana.  We’ve got a long road ahead of us, but I look forward to working with Max to get it done.”

On Thursday, the Dry Redwater Board will hold their annual meeting in Circle, Montana.

The bill would authorize appropriations funding for the project through the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.