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DANR Announces Over $98 Million for Environmental Projects in South Dakota | Community

PIERRE – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced that the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $98,703,620 in grants and loans for drinking water projects, sewage and solid waste in South Dakota.

The total of $98,703,620 includes $73,634,334 in grants and $25,069,286 in low-interest loans to be administered by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Grants and loans were made through DANR’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, Solid Waste Management Program, and State Revolving Fund Program. American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to the following projects in the region:

• Chancellor received a $210,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and an ARPA grant of $1,190,000 to install a new PVC sanitary sewer line, replace sewer services in the right-of-way, and install 13 sanitary sewer manholes. Stormwater improvement includes the installation of storm sewers and culverts, including the extension of the storm sewer main. The terms of the loan are 2.125% interest for 30 years.

The chancellor also received a $195,000 loan from the state’s Clean Water Revolving Fund and an ARPA grant of $1,105,000 to install a new PVC water pipe, curb stops, hydrants. valves, valves and fittings; replace water services in the right-of-way; and loop the system to improve the hydraulics. The terms of the loan are 1.875% interest for 30 years.

• Hudson received a loan of $656,180 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and an ARPA grant of $721,820 to replace the sewage collection line and sewer services in the right-of-way. These upgrades will replace aging vitrified clay pipes, eliminate sags, reduce infiltration and improve system reliability. This package and other funds will support the costs of the project. Loan terms are 2.125% over 30 years.

Hudson also received an $831,649 loan from the state’s Clean Water Revolving Fund and an ARPA grant of $967,656 to replace the hydropneumatic water tanks with an underground water storage tank and system. overpressure. The project includes replacing aging water distribution lines to address breaks and water loss and adding water main loops to improve flow throughout the community. The terms of the loan are 1.625% over 30 years.

• North Sioux City received a loan of $5,351,110 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and an ARPA grant of $1,511,890 to provide wastewater treatment infrastructure in an undeveloped parcel of land south of the current city limits. the city and west of I-29. The project includes the installation of approximately 2,800 feet of gathering pipes, a 1,200 foot main collector, a submersible lift station and a 2 mile force main. Loan terms are 2% for 20 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the costs of the project.

North Sioux City also received a $5,627,193 loan from the state’s Clean Water Revolving Fund and an ARPA grant of $1,723,807 to make improvements to the Streeter Water Treatment Plant. Drive. This will involve updating chemical, electrical and other power systems. Other upgrades will increase aeration, retention, filtration and backwashing capacity. The terms of the loan are 2.125% over 30 years.

The American Rescue Plan Act provides grants for qualifying water, wastewater, stormwater, 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 to local grants for water and wastewater infrastructure.

The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling, and scrap tire projects. The Legislature annually allocates dedicated funding for the solid waste management program through the Governor’s General Water Funding Bill.

The State of South Dakota and the United States Environmental Protection Agency fund the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides low-interest loans for public drinking water projects. The program is funded by a combination of federal appropriations, loan repayments and bonds.