assiniboine & sioux rural water supply system


The Fort Peck Reservation is home to two separate Indian nations, each composed of numerous bands and divisions.

The Sioux divisions of Sisseton, Wahpetons, the Yanktonais, and the Teton Hunkpapa are all represented.

The Assiniboine bands of Canoe Paddler and Red Bottom are represented.

The Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Montana, on the north side of the Missouri River.

Assiniboine & Sioux Rural Water Supply System
703 2nd Ave. West
P.O. Box 1027
Poplar, MT 59255




The Fort Peck Reservation Rural Water System Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-382; 114 Stat. 1454) was enacted in October, 2000.

The project is comprised of the Fort Peck Reservation and Dry Prairie Rural Water Authority which are located in northeastern Montana.

The Reservation has a total population of approximately 10,700 people, of which approximately 5,800 are members of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes.

The water system will serve Reservation populations in or around the towns of Wolf Point, Poplar, Brockton, Fort Kipp, Oswego, and Frazer.

Towns not on the Reservation include Glasgow, Scobey, Plentywood, and Culbertson which will be served by the Dry Prairie Rural Water Association.

The project is authorized to provide municipal, rural, and industrial water to the Reservation and surrounding areas.

"ASRWSS is committed to delivering clean, affordable and dependable drinking water that will improve the quality of life and create economic opportunities throughout northeast Montana."