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DANR Announces More Than $160 million for Southeast South Dakota Water and Wastewater Projects





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Walsh, brian.walsh@state.sd.us

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DANR Announces More Than $160 million for Southeast South Dakota Water and Wastewater 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 $160,463,900 in grants and loans for drinking water and wastewater projects in southeast South Dakota. These awards are part of more than $1.1 billion in statewide awards approved by the board today.

 

The $160,463,900 total includes $63,856,309 in grants and $96,607,591 in low-interest loans to be administered by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

 

“I am pleased to announce this financial assistance is available,” said DANR Secretary Hunter Roberts. “These grants and loans will result in upgraded wastewater and drinking water systems which is good for the users and the environment.”

 

The grants and loans were awarded from DANR’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program, and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the following:

 

Alcester received a $250,350 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,418,650 ARPA grant to televise its entire collection system to determine the condition of aging pipe and allow refinement of the areas identified for upcoming sanitary sewer improvements. In addition, this project will include open-cut sanitary sewer replacement in multiple alleys. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years.

 

Alexandria received a $1,692,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,080,000 ARPA grant to install a new sewer interceptor, replace approximately 4,500 feet of sanitary sewer lines and 17 manholes, repair eroded pond dikes at the wastewater treatment facility, and televise a portion of the collection system. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years.

 

Alexandria also received a $350,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $150,000 ARPA grant to replace cast iron pipe that is at the end of its useful life span, loop three dead end lines, and install larger pipes to address low pressure to the area south of the highway. The loan terms are 1.875 percent at 30 years.

 

Beresford received a $9,258,653 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan with $134,653 in principal forgiveness and a $5,177,347 ARPA grant to make wastewater system improvements. Improvements and activities include sanitary sewer pipe lining and replacement and manhole rehabilitation. In addition, a Submerged Attached Growth Reactor and a disinfection system are needed to address ammonia levels in the wastewater treatment system. Dredging is required to remove sludge build up in the inlet to pond 1 and restore pond capacity. Finally, the city will install gravity sanitary sewer main to extend to the existing sewer collection to eliminate a lift station and provide an alternate route for sewer to address a flow issue and allow future residential development. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years.

 

Beresford also received a $672,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan to install a 6-inch water main to provide a loop in the existing system to improve reliability. The loan terms are 1.875 percent for 30 years.

 

Emery received a $374,100 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $2,119,900 ARPA grant to replace outdated and undersized storm sewer and inlets that have failed in several locations and resulted in point repairs and ponding due to slow drainage. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years

 

Gayville received a $1,364,900 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $2,993,100 ARPA grant to rehabilitate and improve its wastewater collection, treatment, and storm water infrastructure. Existing clay pipe will be replaced with PVC and a new lift station will be installed. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds and local funds will cover the project costs.

 

Irene received a $87,600 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $496,400 ARPA grant to replace the 4-inch PVC force main to the lagoons and install a new inlet structure. The existing lagoon will be dewatered and the sludge in the cells will be removed. New control and effluent structures will be installed and grading improvements around the perimeter will help protect from stormwater flooding. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years

 

Irene also received a $303,600 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,720,400 ARPA grant to replace its existing water tower with a 100,000-gallon pedestal tank at a higher elevation to improve water pressure on the east side of town. The loan terms are 1.625 percent for 30 years

 

Lesterville received a $546,700 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $763,300 ARPA grant for improvements to the community’s storm sewer system to reduce and manage runoff by replacing the existing 12-inch clay tile storm sewer with 18-inch to 24-inch diameter reinforced concrete pipe and adding drop inlets.  Sections of the existing storm sewer system are blocked or damaged and cannot adequately convey run-off. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years

 

Madison received a $3,284,680 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,907,720 ARPA grant to replace and rehabilitate clay sanitary sewer collection piping and brick manholes in approximately 18 city blocks. Clay pipe will be relined with cured-in-place pipe. The city is also replacing and adding storm sewer inlets and piping to improve collection and conveyance of storm sewer in areas where other water and sanitary utility improvements are scheduled. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will support the project costs.

 

Madison also received a $7,315,950 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $4,342,550 ARPA grant to replace poor and undersized watermains in approximately 34 city blocks. They are also proposing to install a new watermain to provide a loop across Highway 34 to improve system hydraulics and water service. The loan terms are 1.625 percent for 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will support the project costs.

 

Mission Hill received a $552,966 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $267,034 ARPA grant to upgrade its wastewater collection and treatment system by televising the sewer lines, repairing sewer line, rehabilitating a sewage lift station, and constructing an artificial wetland. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds along with local funding will cover the project costs.

 

Mitchell received a $12,899,436 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan, a $12,775,696 ARPA grant, and a $1,519,868 Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program grant for various major upgrades to the city’s wastewater treatment facility. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years These funds and local ARPA funding will cover the project costs.

 

Mitchell also received a $4,760,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan to extend wastewater infrastructure along a portion of SD Highway 37, construct a gravity sewer main, and replace the Ohlman Street and 23rd Avenue sewage lift station. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years.

 

In addition, Mitchell received a $1,245,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan to extend wastewater and storm sewer infrastructure into a planned residential development located north of Lake Mitchell. Sewer line and storm sewer piping of various diameter will be installed. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years.

 

Finally, Mitchell received a $2,840,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan to extend water mains along SD Highway 37 and loop water lines on 12th and 13th Streets. The loan terms are 1.875 percent for 30 years. This loan and local cash will cover the cost of this project.

 

Parker received a $2,081,250 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $2,543,750 ARPA grant to replace existing clay sanitary sewer pipe and existing brick manholes with new PCV pipe and new gasketed manholes. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years.

 

Parker also received a $1,668,150 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $2,038,850 ARPA grant to replace aging 4-inch cast iron pipe with new, larger PVC watermain. The loan terms are 1.875 percent for 30 years.

 

Parkston received a $1,926,260 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,089,740 ARPA grant to upgrade its wastewater treatment system to improve effluent quality and allow the facility to meet discharge limits. The project will install an ammonia removal system and a disinfection system; dredge treatment ponds to remove accumulated solids; and restore pond capacity. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover project costs.

 

Salem received a $1,892,800 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $811,200 ARPA grant to replace vitrified clay pipe sanitary sewer mains and corresponding services; reline the existing sanitary trunk sewer between the developed area of town and the treatment lagoons; and install new storm collection piping to improve runoff management. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years.

 

Salem also received a $637,650 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $779,350 ARPA grant to replace cast iron pipe and asbestos cement pipe water mains and corresponding services. The existing water mains have failed in the past which resulted in emergency repairs. The loan terms are 1.875 percent for 30 years.

 

Springfield received a $131,000 ARPA grant and a $59,000 Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program grant to replace deficient water mains along segments of Pine Street, Elm Street, and 11th Street. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the project costs.

 

Tyndall received a $690,240 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $182,760 ARPA grant to replace deficient sewer mains throughout the system. The loan terms are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds along with local funding will support the project costs.

 

Tyndall also received a $1,192,856 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $807,144 ARPA grant to replace deficient water mains throughout the system. The loan terms are 1.875 percent for 30 years

 

Yankton received a $23,318,450 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan, a $16,681,550 ARPA grant, and a $2,000,000 Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program grant for improvements at the wastewater treatment facility. The improvements include a new grit removal system with grit chambers, washers, and classifiers, new UV equipment, installation of a mixing system, and other structural repairs and electrical improvements. The loan terms are 2 percent for 20 years.

 

Yankton also received a $7,200,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan to make wastewater collection system improvements by replacing existing sewer lines or extending sewer lines to undeveloped areas. The loan terms are 2 percent for 20 years.

 

Yankton also received a $8,202,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan to install approximately 50 blocks of new PVC water main, replace all meters older than 5 years with new automatic readers, and recoat the water tower. The loan terms are 1.875 percent for 30 years.

 

The American Rescue Plan Act provides grants for eligible water, wastewater, storm water, and nonpoint source projects The state of South Dakota is making a historic investment in infrastructure by dedicating $600 million of American Rescue Plan Act funding for local water and wastewater infrastructure grants.

 

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. 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 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 board approved the funding at today’s meeting in Pierre.

 

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