Success Stories

CRST Telephone Authority photo

When Ione Lee was 13 years old, there were two telephones in LaPlant, South Dakota. Telephones were a big deal, she said, recalling the 1930s state of technology on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, which is the home of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST).

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The Village of Broadwater was struggling to maintain adequate records and serve their community with a 15 year old computer and a printer that was too slow.  The clerk’s software was outdated but, the computer would not support the new updates and the clerk struggled to maintain and submit report

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New alert system.

The Village of Broadwater’s emergency warning siren was around 70 years old and starting to malfunction.  Even after repairs it was unreliable and not loud enough to alert the entire village.  The village needed a reliable way to alert the residents of an emergency situation. 

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New fire hydrant part of the water improvements.

The Village of Oconto had only one well and no backup supply if that well would go down.  Their water tower was adequate but required several safety upgrades and needed to be sealed.  The biggest issue was that the distribution lines and water meters were very old and well past their useful life

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A look inside the well house.

The City of Benkelman had three wells that had insufficient water quality and they were under an Administrative Order by the State of Nebraska to take the appropriate steps to bring it back into compliance. 

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Candler County’s Innovative Learning Center captivates the minds of students and enhances the staff’s ability to meet state academic standards and learning goals.

In rural Georgia, a high school graduate can earn an extra 12,000 dollars per year. But according to the last census, only three-quarters of the working population in rural Candler County had attained that degree.

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KIngbrook Rural Water Group Photo

Kingbrook Rural Water System, Inc. in Arlington, South Dakota, (KBRW) is spread over a service area of nearly 3,000 square miles, larger than some states.  The distances involved create opportunity for failures of equipment or facilities due to natural or man-made causes.

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WEB Water group photo

In 1975, community leaders from three counties Walworth, Edmunds and Brown Counties had been looking for a way to improve the community’s drinking water.  Within a year, the interest had grown to 6 counties and within four years, the project had grown to ten counties.  Today, the WEB service area

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CPE America President and CEO Sebastian Falzon at Everdigm concrete pump HQ, Metter, Georgia

For over two decades, a 42,000 square foot spec building stood empty near the downtown of Metter, Georgia. From time to time, a business would claim the space, then move on. Buildings like this one, empty up-on establishment, blot the towns of rural America.

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Ipswich Water Tower

It’s winter in South Dakota.  The ground is covered with fresh snowfall as fresh snowflakes sparkle while the rising morning sun awakens the City of Ipswich.  The puff of exhaust is seen rising from the chimneys as furnaces work overtime to keep the City’s residents warm.  While the sun may be sh

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