$167.2 million in grants allocated to environmental projects in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, SD (KOTA) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced that the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $167,247,512 in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater and solid waste projects in South Dakota.

The total of $167,247,512 includes $9,126,504 in grants and $158,121,008 in low interest loans with $16,547,898 in capital forgiveness to be administered by the Department of Agriculture and Human Resources. Natural resources. “I am pleased to announce that this financial assistance is available,” said DANR Secretary Hunter Roberts. “This funding will improve water and wastewater infrastructure and support recycling projects that benefit system users and the environment.

Grants and loans were provided through DANR’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, Consolidated Water Resources, the Solid Waste Management Program, and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to:

Beautiful Fork received a $1,760,000 loan from the state’s Clean Water Revolving Fund to drill a new well to increase the city’s water supply. The new well will provide a secondary water source in the southern part of the city. A chlorination system and connection piping will be included. The terms of the loan are 1.625% over 30 years.

Bison received a $1,666,000 loan from the state‘s Clean Water Revolving Fund and a $548,000 grant from the Consolidated Water Facility Construction Program to clean and televise the entire collection system . This effort will determine the condition of the aging pipeline infrastructure in order to prioritize replacement activities. The existing sewage treatment facility will be refurbished to repair pond berms and install riprap/geotextile. Finally, a storm sewer diversion will divert storm water away from the sewage lagoon. The terms of the loan are 2.125% over 30 years.

Brandon received an ARPA grant of $478,837 to rebuild the sanitary sewer north of the Bethany lift station. The project includes the installation of a new PVC sanitary main sewer that will serve a new primary school as well as a service to promote future residential development on the east side of town. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the costs of the project.

Box Elder received a $6,261,000 loan from the State’s Revolving Fund for Clean Water with $3,284,000 principal forgiven to support future expansion in several city neighborhoods and improve current services. The project includes the installation of pipes of different sizes and the increase in size of part of the existing main line. The terms of the loan are 2.125% over 30 years. Box Elder also received a loan of $6,630,000 from the State’s Clean Water Revolving Fund for various upgrades including replacement of system piping that has exceeded its useful life, new equipment including Pump station controls and chlorination units for Well #7, replacing and upgrading pipes to fix leaking issues and replacing water storage tank liners. The terms of the loan are 1.625% over 30 years.

Buffalo Gap received a loan of $1,147,000 from the State’s Clean Water Revolving Fund with $846,000 principal forgiven to replace cast iron and 4-inch water pipes throughout the city. The project will address all known system deficiencies related to the existing distribution system and increase water system flows for future system integrity. Loan terms are 0% for 30 years.

Butte-Meade Health District received a $3,325,000 loan from the state’s Clean Water Revolving Fund to make water system upgrades to meet peak water demands. The project includes a new supply well and well, new water storage tank, new pressure reducing valve installation and piping to connect the new well and tank to the existing water system. The terms of the loan are 1.875% over 30 years.

Canton received a loan of $2,021,378 from the State Clean Water Revolving Fund and an ARPA grant of $318,311 to replace the sewer line on 11

Street between Pleasant Street and the main lift station. The terms of the loan are 2.125% over 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the costs of the project. Canton also received a loan of $1,770,378 from the State Revolving Fund for Drinking Water and an ARPA grant of $318,311 to replace the cast iron water pipe, install service lines, replace hydrants fire alarms and replacing valves throughout the system. The terms of the loan are 1.875% over 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the costs of the project.

Deer Mountain Health District received a loan of $3,001,552 from the State Revolving Fund for Drinking Water with $428,502 forgiven on principal and an ARPA grant of $45,798 for a building and water treatment equipment , a storage tank, water meters, replacement of the distribution system and a booster station. The terms of the loan are 2.125% over 30 years. Funding for the project had already been granted in June 2020.

Faith received a loan of $1,391,000 from the State’s Clean Water Revolving Fund with a principal forgiveness of $941,000 in additional funding to supplement a previous award due to increased costs. The project will construct a new elevated water storage tower and make improvements to adjacent water mains to connect to the system. The terms of the loan are 1.875% over 30 years. Funding for the project had already been granted in March 2021.

Fort Pierre received an ARPA grant of $398,697 and a State Clean Water Revolving Fund loan of $4,230,684 for an aboveground water storage tank. This reservoir will allow the city to meet the peak daytime storage capacity that its users need. The terms of the loan are 2.125% over 30 years.

Garretson received an ARPA grant of $92,900 to install approximately 700 feet of waterline on Dows Street to complete the waterline loopback in the southwest portion of the city and provide more water valves. isolation to deal with water main breaks in the future. These funds and local funds will cover the costs of the project.

Rapid Valley Health District received an ARPA grant of $5,000,000 and a State Clean Water Revolving Fund loan of $1,679,000 to expand its distribution system by installing a new water line and constructing a new reservoir concrete storage. In addition, a new well will be drilled to meet the spring’s needs. This project will facilitate regionalization with Box Elder and the surrounding region and accommodate recent and anticipated growth. The terms of the loan are 1.625% over 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the costs of the project.

Sioux Falls received a $12,500,000 loan from the State’s Clean Water Revolving Fund to complete a 1.5-mile main water transmission gap to easily move water throughout the city. The project will also replace an existing well with a new larger capacity horizontal collector well. This new well will increase the capacity of the water source due to the inability to use several existing wells near the airport due to PFAS contamination. The PFAS-contaminated wells were decommissioned several years ago after the contamination was detected, and the new well is needed to replace this lost capacity. The terms of the loan are 1.875% over 10 years.

Ellsworth Development Authority of South Dakota received an ARPA grant of $250,000 in additional funding to supplement a previous grant. The original award was an ARPA grant of $300,000 to undertake a study to determine the critical water supply needs of the regional area served by multiple entities. The additional funds will expand the scope of the study to include wastewater needs and expand the study area to align more closely with other planning studies, as requested by the region. The total ARPA grant funding provided is $550,000, which will fund the full cost of the proposed regional water and wastewater study.

Sturgis received an ARPA grant of $750,000 and a State Clean Water Revolving Fund loan of $4,188,000 to construct two new water supply wells, a new well, a new storage tank, new water line and loop off existing water lines. The terms of the loan are 1.625% over 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the costs of the project.

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