With a portion of East Bay of Devils Lake off in the background, a ceremony was held in the field beside the Devils Lake Water Treatment facility on Wednesday afternoon to mark the completion of an expansion project that increased service to over 3,000 rural North Dakota residents.

With a portion of East Bay of Devils Lake off in the background a ceremony was held in the field beside the Devils Lake Water Treatment facility on Wednesday afternoon to mark the completion of an expansion project that increased service to over 3,000 rural North Dakota residents.

Gordon “Gordy” Johnson, Northeast Regional Water District general manager, Garland Erbele, North Dakota State Engineer and Devils Lake Mayor (and member of state water commission) Richard “Dick” Johnson all spoke at the al fresco event.

Under this project NRWD now purchases water treated from the Devils Lake Water Treatment Plant to supplement its water supply for its customers in Cando and Langdon.

A statement from NRWD says they “provides high quality water to 2,345 rural customers and 30 cities or communities in the northeastern North Dakota counties of Benson, Cavalier, Pembina, Ramsey, Towner and Walsh.”