About the Project

The Red River Valley Water Supply Project (RRVWSP) will provide supplemental water to central and eastern North Dakota during times of water scarcity so as to protect public health, ensure ongoing economic vitality, and provide for environmental benefits in the river systems.
Red River Valley Water Supply Project GUIDING PRINCIPLES
  • Access to Success: Develop a project that creates the greatest opportunities for community, water system, and industry users to participate in the project, creating the greatest economic benefit. 

  • Fair and Equitable Share:  Strive for fair and reasonable cost share for participating communities, water systems, and industries through continued use of funding opportunities and creative financing. 

  • Prudent Investment:  Wisely use state and local dollars to maximize infrastructure investment in the appropriate timeframe.   

  • Smart Asset Management:  Take advantage of past investments and strategically place new infrastructure with a goal of ensuring the project’s assets have long-term viability.

  • Landowner Respect: Construct the pipeline and associated infrastructure with care and respect for the land and its owners and residents.  Restore and reclaim the land in an effective manner in a reasonable timeframe.

  • Reliable Water Service:  Operate and maintain a supplemental water system that delivers Missouri River water – the most reliable and safe water supply - to its users in an affordable and efficient manner.