BDM Rural Water System retained AE2S to deliver a variety of services it needed. Services included planning updates to the west side of the system to meet existing and future capacity needs, treatment facility and distribution system water quality optimization, and general support to the BDM management and operational staff
The oil boom in western North Dakota created a frenzy of industrial activity and economic development. The area’s infrastructure wasn’t ready for the boom and was inadequately sized to handle this extreme growth.
AE2S worked with local community leaders to develop the Western Area Water Supply Project (WAWSP), a regional water system that supplies drinking water from the Missouri River, supplemented with groundwater from the R&T Water Supply Commerce Authority (WSCA), to meet the municipal, rural, and industrial water needs for all or parts of McKenzie, Williams, Divide, Burke, and Mountrail Counties
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation and the State of Montana, through the Reserved Water Rights Commission, negotiated a settlement of the Tribe’s Water Rights Claims. The Compact, ratified by the 1997 Montana Legislature and signed by President Clinton in December of 1999, provided a water allocation of 10,000 acre feet to the Tribe from Tiber Reservoir, south of Chester, Montana