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DANR Announces Nearly $11 Million for Statewide Environmental Projects





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 24, 2021

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

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DANR Announces Nearly $11 Million for Statewide Environmental Projects

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $10,982,600 for water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste projects.

 

The $10,982,600 total includes $2,055,600 in grants and $8,927,000 in low-interest loans.

 

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

 

Grants were awarded to:

  • Rapid City, $275,600 for landfill improvements
  • Custer Fall River Regional Waste Management District, $70,000 for landfill improvements
  • South Eastern Council of Governments, $500,000 to recapitalize a solid waste loan fund

 

Loans were awarded to:

  • Canistota, $2,425,000 for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater improvements
  • Salem, $847,000 to make stormwater improvements
  • Mitchell, $1,175,000 to make drinking water improvements

 

Grant and loan packages were awarded to:

  • Canova, $190,000 for drinking water improvements, which includes a $50,000 grant
  • Lennox, $3,677,000 for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater projects, which includes a $510,000 grant
  • Crooks, $1,823,000 for a wastewater project, which includes a $650,000 grant

 

The grants and loans were awarded from DANR’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 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides low-interest loans for wastewater, storm water, water conservation, and nonpoint source projects, and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects.

 

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 in Pierre.

 

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