Approximately 60 miles of pipelines are being installed to transport water from Bois d’Arc Lake for treatment and then onto the NTMWD regional water system.

Raw Water Pipeline

A 90-inch diameter raw water pipeline will run 35 miles from the Bois d’Arc Lake dam delivering untreated water to a new treatment plant in Leonard.

Status of Raw Water Pipeline:

Work on the raw water pipeline began in spring of 2019 with completion of the line scheduled in the summer of 2021.

Construction and Impacts:

  • The pipeline crosses approximately 120 different properties.
  • Nine smaller roads were closed and/or improved.

Since pipeline construction is using state and county roads outside of the reservoir work area, locals are encouraged to use caution. Traffic on these roads will be higher than normal due to construction deliveries.

Photos of Work on the Raw (Untreated) Water Pipeline:

Treated Water Pipeline

Twenty-five miles of new treated water pipe will be installed to move clean water from the Leonard Water Treatment Plant into the NTMWD existing distribution system. From there it is delivered to NTMWD member and customer cities.

Construction and Impacts:

  • The pipeline crosses 106 different properties. Property owners of needed pipeline easements were contacted directly.
  • Construction will temporarily close a number of smaller county roads for short periods.
  • Some county roads close to the pipeline will experience increased traffic during construction. Please use caution when driving in these areas.

Status of Treated Water Pipeline:

  • Work on the pipeline began in spring 2020 and is on schedule to be completed in winter of 2022.

For more info and details on upcoming construction, visit construction updates and alerts.

What to Expect During Pipeline Construction

Our top priority during construction is keeping the public and our crews safe. We are working directly with property owners and with the surrounding community to minimize and address noise, dust, traffic and other construction impacts wherever possible.

What you can expect during construction:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.