For immediate release: Thursday, January 5, 2023
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DANR Announces More Than $103.5 Million in Environmental Projects in South Dakota
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) today announced that the Water and Natural Resources Commission has approved $13,548,200 in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater and solid waste projects in South Dakota.
The total amount of $13,548,200 includes $72,000 in grants and $13,476,200 in low interest loans, with $790,000 of principal administered by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
“We are pleased to announce the availability of this funding,” said DANR Secretary Hunter Roberts. We will be able to better protect the environment.”
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 as follows:
beautiful forks received a $72,000 Solid Waste Management Program grant to purchase a pre-shredder machine to facilitate on-site reduction of municipal solid waste in landfills. Shredders reduce the size of baled material, improve operational efficiency and extend the useful life of landfills. The cost of the project will be covered by grants and local funds.
brookings Received a $1,000,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $490,000 forgiveness in principle to replace 48 known lead service lines in the water distribution system. The terms of the loan are 1.875% over 30 years.
Brookings also received an additional $40,700,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan to build a new lime softened water treatment facility along U.S. Route 34.th Avenue. Brookings previously received a $50,963,200 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and he received a $21,039,300 US Relief Plans Act grant for the construction of a water treatment plant. The project included a new 16-inch raw water line and a new 16-inch completed water supply line to supply the distribution system, construction of six new municipal wells, and a new 20-inch transmission main to the South Main Water Tower. included. Loan terms are 1.875% over 30 years.
Clay district water system received a $21,843,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan to replace an outdated and small water treatment plant. Loan terms are 2.125% for 30 years.
Gayville received an additional $400,000 Cleanwater Revolving Fund loan funding amendment to its existing funding package. The project to replace sanitary and storm sewers, build new lift stations, and improve wastewater treatment facilities was initially funded by a $1,864,900 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $2,993,100 American Rescue Programs Act grant. I was. Additional funding was required to address higher than expected project costs. Loan terms are 2.125% for 30 years.
Sioux Falls Received a $17,951,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan to build a 2-mile sanitary sewer trunk to extend sewer service to Basin 15. This will allow for development on the west side of the city. The loan also includes a non-point source component to improve the Big Sioux River Basin. Loan terms are 1.25% over 20 years.
Sturgis Received a $10,339,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan to replace an inadequate sanitary sewer main. A portion of the existing mains will remain, but the function will improve when the flow is partially diverted to the new mains. This solves the surcharge/backflow problem and reduces operating costs. The terms of the loan are 2.125% for 30 years.
Terry Trojan Water Project District Received a $700,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan, with $300,000 forgiven in principle. The project includes replacing water meters with water pits and installing automatic reading systems. This upgrade enabled the district to read meters remotely, reduced labor requirements, and increased the amount and speed of usage information available to operators. The terms of the loan are 1.875% over 10 years. The district also has $375,000 of his from previous grants directed toward the project.
Tripp County Water User District Received an amendment to the existing funding package to add $9,500,000 in funding for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Tripp County WUD previously received a $9,250,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and he received a $4,050,000 American Rescue Program Act grant for improving the water system. The project includes replacing two storage tanks, paralleling and looping lines to increase water pressure, and expanding the well field to address supply issues. Loan terms are 0.0% for 30 years.
Vermillion Received a $1,043,200 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan to design and build a new leachate pond to increase leachate storage capacity at the landfill. The new leachate pond will include a four-layer base liner system to minimize seepage, a leak detection system to monitor leaks within the base liner system, and a There is a drainage tile system. Loan terms are 2% over 20 years.
The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling, and end-of-life tire projects. Each year, the Legislature allocates funds specifically for solid waste management programs through the Governor’s Comprehensive Water Fund Act.
South Dakota and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fund the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides low-interest loans for sewage, stormwater, water conservation, non-point source projects, and public drinking water system projects . The program is funded by a combination of federal budgets, loan repayments, and bonds.
The Board approved funding at its meeting in Pierre today.