Employees pictured above at the Dry Prairie Operation & Maintenance Office in Culbertson during December 2013.

Back Row L to R: Troy Spradley-Operations Manager, Jack McDonald-Operator/Field Representative Culbertson, Rick Birkoski-Operator/Field Representative Glasgow, Mike Nieskens-Operations Foreman Glasgow,
Clint Jacobs-Manager.

Front L to R: Heather Robertson-Administrative Assistant/Billing Clerk, Steve Moore-Operator/Field Representative Culbertson, Joni Sherman-Office Manager


Dry Prairie Rural Water Authority (DPRWA) is a municipal, industrial, and rural water system for Valley, Daniels, Sheridan and Roosevelt counties outside the boundaries of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

DPRWA is owned by the Conservation Districts of the above listed counties.The Assiniboine and Sioux Rural Water Supply System (ASRWSS) is the on-reservation rural water system. Together these two systems comprise one regional project called the Fort Peck Reservation Rural Water System.

The project is bringing high quality Missouri River water, treated to meet safe drinking water standards, to existing municipal water systems, rural households, and livestock pasture taps in NE Montana. The two systems share common facilities, including the intake facility and the water treatment plant. The Tribal system is operated by the Fort Peck Tribes and held in trust by the Department of Interior for the Tribes.

The major components of the project are an intake facility on the Missouri River, Southeast of Wolf Point, Montana, and a 13 million gallon per day treatment facility. When fully completed, the treated water will be pumped through 3,200 miles of pipeline by 20 mainline pump stations, with delivery to a design population of 31,000 persons for municipal, rural, industrial, and livestock purposes in a 7,800 square mile area of Northeast Montana. The project is being constructed with annual appropriations from Congress, along with state and local funds in the Dry Prairie Rural Water service area.