Beresford celebrated socialism Wednesday, as U.S. Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tanya Trujillo came to cut the ribbon of Beresford’s new water tower, which will be filled with 2.5 million gallons of water from the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System, another community-saving project built by collective action:
Speaking to an audience of contributors to the project, Trujillo remarked “this is a tremendous piece of infrastructure” and praised the regional partnerships that brought the idea to fruition.
She spoke to a theme of bipartisanship, noting the unique across-the-aisle approach from legislators in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. Trujillo also recognized President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which allocated $75.5 million to the project. The teamwork was crucial in pushing the project to its near-completion.
“It helps bring water to people who need it. It’s important in our rural communities, in our cities and in our farming communities,” Trujillo said [Dominik Dausch, “Lewis & Clark Water System Ribbon Cutting Signals Bright Future for Tri-State Communities,” Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 2022.08.10].
Maybe they can paint the town’s name on the tower: Beresford—Brought to You by Big Government!