Pringle, S.D. • A rural housing compound owned by a polygamous sect in southwest South Dakota is seeking to expand its water supply, but it isn't saying why.
Seth Jeffs, brother of imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, is seeking a state permit to triple the amount of water the compound near Pringle may draw from the Madison aquifer.
Seth Jeffs submitted the application on behalf of the United Order of South Dakota, the name under which The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owns the compound. He declined to tell the Rapid City Journal the reasons for the application, but said the compound is "not growing right now."