About Us

NPRWD / NCRWD has 4120 users with new users added regularly and 2500 miles of pipe.  We provide bulk services to the cities of Surrey and Max with metered services to Des Lacs, Douglas and Norwich, Anamoose, Plaza, Deering, Carpio.

North Prairie Rural Water District (NPRWD) currently serves approximately 2,500 users expanding out of Minot to serve several small towns including Douglas, Surrey, Max, and Des Lacs as well as two air force command facilities and many rural users in Ward, McHenry, and McLean Counties. Three systems or phases comprise NPRWD. Systems I and II are served by purchasing water from the city of Minot. System III is served from NPRWD’s new water treatment plant located near Voltaire. This state of the art treatment plant has the capacity to treat 900 gallons per minute and is an iron-manganese pressure system with nano filtration at the end.

NPRWD's distribution system is comprised of 1,500 miles of various size pipelines.  There are two inline booster stations within the system and 14 reservoirs with storage capacity ranging from 18,000 gallons to a large standpipe water tower with the capacity to store 180,000 gallons.


At North Prairie Rural Water District, we are committed to delivering a reliable supply of safe, affordable, high quality water to our members; providing exceptional service and staying of all water issues that might affect NPRWD due to technology, regulations, funding or political decisions.


North Prairie Rural Water District envisions an active role in the increasing local, regional, and National prominence that water delivery will have in the future. While recognizing the precious nature of the resource, North Prairie Rural Water District envisions system growth necessary to provide effective water access and delivery to an
expanded area, application of the art water filtration and treatment procedures, and a responsiveness to the needs of our customers and community.


North Prairie Rural Water District faces a future of probable national and worldwide potable water shortage. We will continue to work with NAWS and The Three Affliated Tribes, City of Minot and our own water treatment plant to bring a quality water source to our region. With other water users quest for quality water sources, water will
become an even more precious resource.

North Prairie Rural water District, as operator of a rural water delivery system, and owner of water permits, can be considered a major player in water issues. These issues can range from water distribution, filtration, and treatment technology, to new regulations regarding sewer treatment and recycling for multiple uses.

What is NCRWC II?

The North Central Rural Water Consortium II (NCRWC) was formed under a Joint Powers Agreement between Central Plains Water District and North Prairie Rural Water District. The intent is to provide a funding mechanism and cooperative body to more efficiently serve the most users possible, while allowing each system to remain independent. The approach is to utilize existing infrastructure while strengthening or supplementing it to serve new users in existing and new areas.

To generally achieve, more feasible water supply systems. Working cooperatively, to reach the most efficient goal in service to our respective customers.


The Central Plains Water District (CPWD) area is comprised of the following counties:

  • Wells
  • South Benson
  • West Eddy
  • West Foster
  • Northwest Stutsman
  • North Kidder
  • South Pierce
  • Northeast Sheridan

CPWD serves approximately 760 customers, in addition to the communities of Fessenden, Sykeston, and Martin.

CPWD has seven wells that are located within 2½ miles of the treatment plant, which is located seven miles west of Fessenden. The water plant produces 600 gallons per minute and is an iron-manganese pressure system. The pressure vessels that treat the water have a green sand filtration system made up of three filter systems and one settlement basin vessel.

The distribution system is comprised of 800 miles of various size pipelines. There are five booster stations within the system that store 300,000 gallons at the clear well. Additional storage is available at three of the booster stations, storing 35,000 gallons each and two other stations that store 10,000 gallons each.