Pierre voters to decide on new water treatment plant


PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Voters in Pierre will get to decide if the city should get a new $37 million water treatment plant.

Pierre's city commission on Tuesday approved putting the proposed project to voters in the June 5 primary. The Capital Journal reports the project would be funded over 30 years by raising water rates an average of about 60 percent.

Mayor Steve Harding proposed holding three public meetings from March to May to give residents a chance to see the plan in detail and ask questions.

Pierre residents have long complained about the high mineral content of the city water that stains everything from fixtures to sidewalks.

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