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Gov. Daugaard Announces $94.6 Million for Environmental Projects





For Immediate Release: Friday, March 31, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, (605) 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $94.6 Million for Environmental Projects

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $94.6 million for water and waste projects. The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

The $94,620,125 total includes $7,636,000 in grants and $86,984,125 in low-interest loans, with $2,015,000 in principal forgiveness.

 

The grants and loans awarded by the board are administered through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

 

“I am pleased to announce that this financial assistance is available,” said Gov. Daugaard. “These grant and loan awards will result in better drinking water, improved wastewater treatment and enhanced protection of the environment.”

 

Grants were awarded to:

  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources, $800,000 in two grant amendments, which includes a $550,000 grant amendment for the Big Sioux River Basin hydrologic and hydraulic model and a $250,000 grant amendment for waste tire and other solid waste cleanups

 

Loans were awarded to:

  • B-Y Water District, $4.7 million loan for ground storage water reservoir
  • Centerville, $240,000 loan for Main Street storm sewer improvements
  • Gregory, $260,000 loan for Felton Street sewer replacement
  • Hermosa, $199,000 loan for well rehabilitation and system pressure improvements
  • Humboldt, $272,000 loan for water meter replacement
  • Martin, $633,000 loan for water main improvements
  • Plankinton, $240,000 loan for water meter replacement
  • Sioux Falls, $11.559 million loan that provides $11 million for primary digester cover and mixer improvements and $559,125 for nonpoint source improvements in the Big Sioux River basin
  • TC&G Water Association, Inc., $775,000 loan amendment for drinking water system improvements
  • Yankton, $37 million loan for a drinking water treatment plant

 

Loans with principal forgiveness were awarded to:

  • Doland, $150,000 loan for water meter replacement with $75,000 in principal forgiveness
  • Onida, $3.35 million, which includes a $2.4 million loan for wastewater system improvements and a $950,000 loan for water main replacement with $250,000 in principal forgiveness
  • Sturgis, $16.647 million for wastewater treatment system improvements, which includes a $400,000 grant and $16.247 million loan with $1.6 million in principal forgiveness
  • Worthing, $120,000 loan for water meter replacement with $90,000 in principal forgiveness

 

Grant and loan packages were awarded to:

  • Canova, $52,000 for water meter replacement, which includes a $32,000 grant and $20,000 loan
  • Colton, $2.7 million for 1st and Main Street projects, which includes a $1.385 million loan for sanitary sewer replacement and an $815,000 grant and $500,000 loan for drinking water main replacement
  • Lake Norden, $1.606 million for wastewater collection system relining, which includes a $321,000 grant and $1.285 million loan
  • Lesterville, $453,000 for water main replacement and looping, which includes a $353,000 grant and $100,000 loan
  • Miller, $6.274 million, which includes a $2 million grant and $1.875 million loan for wastewater collection improvements and a $1.3 million grant and $1.099 million loan for water distribution improvements
  • Pine Cliff Park Water and Maintenance, Inc., $463,000 for water system improvements, which includes a $115,000 grant and $348,000 loan
  • Salem, $3.358 million, which includes a $2.556 million loan for wastewater collection improvements and a $500,000 grant and $302,000 loan for drinking water distribution improvements
  • Summerset, $2.769 million for wastewater treatment plant improvements, which includes  $1 million in grants and $1.769 million loan

 

The grants and loans were awarded from DENR’s Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, Solid Waste Management Program and State Water Resources Management System.

 

The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program, funded in part by revenues from the Petroleum Release Compensation Tank Inspection fee and the sale of lotto tickets, provides grants and loans for water, wastewater and watershed projects.

 

The State of South Dakota and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fund the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. The State of South Dakota and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fund the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides low-interest loans for wastewater, storm water and nonpoint source projects. Principal forgiveness is a subsidy option that results in a reduced loan repayment amount for the borrower.

 

The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling and waste tire projects. The State Water Resources Management System, also funded in part by revenues from the sale of lotto tickets, provides grants and loans for large water projects that have been authorized by the Legislature. The Legislature annually appropriates dedicated water and waste funding for the Consolidated, Solid Waste and State Water Resources Management System programs through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill.

 

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