Governor Daugaard Announces Nearly 39 Million for Environmental Projects

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $39 million in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and recycling projects. The board met Wednesday and Thursday in Pierre.
The $38,617,000 total includes $9.95 million in grants and grant amendments and $28.7 million in low-interest loans, with nearly $4.4 million of the loan total in principal forgiveness.
“Making the grant and loan funds available for these projects will result in better drinking water, improved wastewater treatment, and enhanced protection of the environment,” the Governor said.
The grants and loans awarded by the board are administered through the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Loans were awarded to:

•Aberdeen, $1.5 million loan for Kline Street wastewater and storm sewer
•Ellsworth Development Authority, $8.281 million total includes a $1.469 million loan for a water main and a $6.812 million loan for a wastewater interceptor line
Grant-Roberts Rural Water System, $4.5 million loan for Milbank service area improvements
•Menno, $1.23 million loan for wastewater collection system improvements
•Mitchell, $800,000 loan for lift station replacement
•Parker, $295,000 loan for lift station replacement

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