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DANR Announces More Than $22 Million for Statewide Environmental Projects





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 6, 2022

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

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DANR Announces More Than $22 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 $22,527,735 in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste projects.

 

The $22,527,735 total includes $440,735 in grants and $22,087,000 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:

  • Watertown, $400,000 for landfill improvements
  • South Dakota Solid Waste Management Association, $34,000 to host the 2022 Manager of Landfill Operations course
  • Canistota, $6,735 to improve operations at the Canistota Restricted Use Site

 

Loans were awarded to:

  • Mitchell, $11,087,000 for wastewater and watershed improvements and $11,000,000 for drinking water improvements

 

The grants and loans were awarded from DANR’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program and Solid Waste Management Program.

 

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 program is funded through a combination of federal appropriations, loan repayments, and bonds.  

 

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. The program is funded through a combination of federal appropriations, loan repayments, and bonds.  

 

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 approved the funding at today’s meeting in Pierre.

 

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