Alternative plan could get water project moving

June 23, 2014 5:21 PM

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) — An environmental study on a pipeline that would bring Missouri River water to northwestern North Dakota is recommending a water treatment plan that officials say should advance the project.

The Northwest Area Water Supply project, or NAWS, is designed to bring water to a 10-county area, including Minot. The project was first authorized by Congress nearly two decades ago, but has been mired in legal issues.

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