Rocky Boy"s/North Central Montana Regional Water System

To ensure a safe and adequate rural, municipal, and industrial water supply for the residents of the Rocky Boy"s Reservation in the State of Montana, and to assist the citizens residing in Chouteau, Glacier, Hill, Liberty, Pondera, Teton, and Toole Counties, Montana, but outside the Reservation, in developing
safe and adequate rural, municipal, and industrial water supplies.

For ARRA funded projects and in addition to the program objectives above, the section 3 of the ARRA states the following objectives:
(1) To preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery.
(2) To assist those most impacted by the recession.
(3) To provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health.
(4) To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits.
(5) To stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: Initial construction activities for the water supply system, such as pipelines, Water Treatment Plant, and raw water intake building construction.

Once built out, the system will supply water to the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation and for all or portions of Hill, Liberty, Toole, Pondera, Teton and Chouteau counties in North Central Montana.

These projects are for the supply and distribution of clean drinking water to these areas.

Fiscal Year 2013: Information not available.

Fiscal Year 2014: Information not available.

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Montana Area Office: Mr. Dan Jewell, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 30137, Billings, MT, 59107-0137.

Telephone: (406) 247-7298, E-mail:

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: Required technical and environmental reports for the construction of municipal, rural, and industrial water supply systems; beginning construction of the systems in accordance with the final engineering report. Fiscal Year 2013: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2014: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Construction of a rural water supply system that will serve the Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy"s Indian reservation and the surrounding, off-reservation communities in north central Montana.

At the present time, no new project awards are being made under this authority.

Funding is only available for continuation of existing agreements.