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Gov. Daugaard Announces Nearly $10.484 Million for Environmental Projects





For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 28, 2018

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

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces Nearly $10.484 Million for Environmental Projects

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $10.484 million for water, wastewater and solid waste projects. The board met today over the Digital Dakota Network.

 

The $10,483,700 total includes $2.35 million in grants and nearly $8.13 million in low-interest loans, with $3.77 million 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.”

 

A grant was awarded to:

  • James River Water Development District, $500,000 grant for South Central Watershed Implementation

 

A loan was awarded to:

  • Butte Meade Sanitary Water District, $413,000 loan for water line replacement

 

Loans with principal forgiveness were awarded to:

  • Grenville, $352,000 loan for water meters and valve replacement, with $282,000 in principal forgiveness
  • Leola, $1.891 million loan for water system improvements, with $1.615 million in principal forgiveness
  • Marion, $522,000 loan for water meter replacement, with $99,000 in principal forgiveness
  • Presho, $4.048 million loan for wastewater and storm sewer replacement, with $1.4 million in principal forgiveness

 

Grant and loan packages were awarded to:

  • Cavour, $956,000 for wastewater collection improvements, which includes a $764,000 grant and $192,000 loan
  • Rapid City, $1.5 million which includes a $1 million grant for cell 18 liner and leachate collection and a $500,000 for East Rapid City water system expansion, with $375,000 in principal forgiveness
  • Sheridan Lake Homeowners Association, $301,700 for system purchase refinancing and upgrades, which includes a $90,000 grant and $211,700 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 and Solid Waste Management 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, water conservation, 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 Legislature annually appropriates dedicated water and waste funding for the Consolidated and Solid Waste programs through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill.

 

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