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DENR Announces More Than $69 Million for Statewide Environmental Projects





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 25, 2021

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

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

 

DENR Announces More Than $69 Million for Statewide Environmental Projects

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $69,445,450 for water, wastewater, and solid waste projects.

 

The $69,445,450 total includes $12,236,450 in grants and $57,209,000 in low-interest loans, with $13,446,000 in principal forgiveness.

 

The grants and loans approved by the board will be administered through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

 

Grants were awarded to:

  • DENR, $600,000 for waste tire and solid waste cleanup projects
  • Miller, $247,450 for drinking water and wastewater improvements

 

Loans were awarded to:

  • Bear Butte Valley Water, $2,058,000 to make drinking water system improvements
  • Castlewood, $800,000 to make drinking water system improvements
  • Custer, $1,539,000 to make wastewater improvements
  • Groton, $1,326,000 to make drinking water improvements
  • Joint Well Field Inc, $5,523,000 to make drinking water improvements
  • Kingbrook Rural Waster System, $360,000 to make drinking water improvements
  • Northdale Sanitary District, $440,000 to relocate a sanitary sewer line
  • Salem, $1,567,000 to make drinking water and wastewater system improvements
  • Tea, $10,586,000 for drinking water and wastewater improvements
  • Watertown, $2,500,000 to make wastewater system improvements
  • Yankton, $3,500,000 to make wastewater system improvements

 

Loans with principal forgiveness were awarded to:

  • Alcester, $3,710,000 in loans, with $2,650,000 in principal forgiveness, for wastewater system

improvements

  • Cresbard, $5,192,000 in loans, with $4,363,000 in principal forgiveness, for wastewater and drinking water system improvements
  • Faith, $1,609,000 in loans with $1,099,000 in principal forgiveness to make drinking water improvements
  • Waubay, $1,365,000 in loans, with $545,000 in principal forgiveness, for wastewater system improvements

 

Grant and loan packages were awarded to:

  • Chancellor, $5,777,000 for drinking water and wastewater projects, which includes $3,019,000 in grants and $2,758,000 in loans with $2,050,000 in principal forgiveness
  • Elkton, $4,752,000 for drinking water and wastewater projects, which includes $1,782,000 in grants and $2,970,000 in loans with $1,820,000 in principal forgiveness
  • Lake Norden, $4,599,000 for drinking water and wastewater projects, which includes a $1,145,000 grant, and $3,454,000 in loans with $525,000 in principal forgiveness
  • Roscoe, $1,792,000 for drinking water and wastewater projects, which include $950,000 in grants and $842,000 in loans with $394,000 in principal forgiveness
  • Saint Lawrence, $2,487,000 for wastewater improvement projects, which includes $2,091,000 in grants and a $396,000 loan
  • Tabor, $4,150,000 for wastewater improvements, which includes a $1,902,000 grant and a $2,248,000 loan
  • Vermillion, $2,966,000 for storm sewer improvements and landfill expansion, which includes $500,000 in grants and $2,466,000 in loans

 

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.

 

The board met today via remote video connection.

 

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