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Gov. Daugaard Announces $20.001 Million for Environmental Projects





For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 22, 2017

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

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

Gov. Daugaard Announces $20.001 Million for Environmental Projects

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $20.001 million for water and waste projects. The board met Thursday in Pierre.

The $20.001 million total includes $3,894,500 in grants and $16,106,500 in low-interest loans, with $157,000 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.”

 

Loans were awarded to:

  • Blunt, $710,000 loan for wastewater system improvements
  • Eagle Butte, $940,000 in two loans, which includes a $670,000 loan for sanitary and storm sewer improvements and a $270,000 loan amendment for waterline replacement
  • Hartford, $1.482 million loan for sanitary and storm sewer construction
  • Parker, $1.428 million in two loans for utility improvements
  • Platte, $2.3 million loan for wastewater collection system improvements
  • Veblen, $1.387 million loan for wastewater system improvements
  • Volga, $2.819 million loan for wastewater treatment facility improvements

 

A loan with principal forgiveness was awarded to:

  • Edgemont, $447,000 loan for a new well and abandonment of well #2 with $157,000 in principal forgiveness

 

Grant and loan packages were awarded to:

  • Garretson, $2.439 million for water and wastewater line replacement, which includes a $639,500 grant and two loans totaling $1,799,500
  • Langford, $1.371 million for drinking water improvements, which includes a $985,000 grant and $386,000 loan
  • Lennox, $4.678 million for central basin sanitary and storm sewer improvements, which includes $2.27 million in grant funds and $2.408 million in loan funds

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

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.

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