Information Services - September 2010 Press Releases

 

Gov. Rounds Announces Nearly $12.7 Million for Environmental Projects

     Gov. Rounds Announces $115,000 for Delmont Water Meter Project

     Gov. Rounds Announces $703,000 for Groton Water Projects

     Gov. Rounds Announces $86,000 for Lower Big Sioux River Project

     Gov. Rounds Announces $340,000 for Menno Water and Sewer Projects

     Gov. Rounds Announces $179,200 for Drinking Water Project

     Gov. Rounds Announces $130,000 for Lewis and Clark Watershed Project

     Gov. Rounds Announces $30,000 for Utica Water Tower Improvements

     Gov. Rounds Announces $1.7 Million for Dell Rapids Water, Sanitary Sewer Improvements

     Gov. Rounds Announces $3.1 Million for Hot Springs Drinking Water, Sanitary Sewer Projects

     Gov. Rounds Announces $750,000 for Hoven Drinking Water Improvements

     Gov. Rounds Announces $1.1 Million for Huron Water Tower

     Gov. Rounds Announces $387,400 for Webster Water Meter Project

     Gov. Rounds Announces $3.1 Million Loan for Lake Poinsett Sanitary District Sewer Project

     Gov. Rounds Announces $200,000 Loan for Lead Sanitary, Storm Sewer Separation Project

     Gov. Rounds Announces $700,000 for Selby Wastewater Project

     Gov. Rounds Announces $16,500 Grant for Watertown Landfill Study

     Gov. Rounds Announces $50,000 for Mount Vernon Wastewater Project

 


Gov. Rounds Announces Nearly $12.7 Million for Environmental Projects

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION: James Feeney, (605) 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Mike Rounds announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $12.7 million in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and solid-waste projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

“Making grant and loan funds available for these projects will result in better drinking water, other improved utility services for residents, and enhanced protection of the environment,” the Governor said.

 

The $12,667,830 total includes nine Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program grants and loans totaling $600,200; seven Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program loans totaling $5.2 million, with $1.14 million of that in principal forgiveness; six Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program loans totaling $6.85 million, with $2.99 million of that in principal forgiveness; and one Solid Waste Management Program grant for $16,500.

 

The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects statewide.  The Legislature appropriates dedicated water funds in the Water and Environment Fund annually to the program through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill. The Consolidated awards are to:

  • Delmont, $25,000 loan for water meter replacement
  • Lincoln Conservation District, $86,000 grant for Lower Big Sioux River watershed restoration project
  • Menno, $100,000 grant for Highway 18 waterline replacement
  • Mount Vernon, $50,000 grant for wastewater system improvements
  • Niche Homeowners Association, $99,200 grant and $80,000 loan for water system reconstruction/regionalization
  • Randall Resource Conservation & Development Association, $130,000 grant for a Lewis and Clark watershed restoration project
  • Utica, $16,500 grant and $13,500 loan for water tower improvements

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund awards are to:

  • Dell Rapids, $531,835 loan for 15th Street improvements
  • Delmont, $90,000 loan for water meter replacement, with all $90,000 awarded as principal forgiveness
  • Groton, $703,000 loan for a water main and booster pump, with $150,000 of that in principal forgiveness
  • Hot Springs, $1,636,000 loan for water line repair and replacement
  • Hoven, $750,000 loan for water meters, water lines, and water storage tank, with all $750,000 awarded as principal forgiveness
  • Huron, $1,098,900 loan for water tower replacement
  • Webster, $387,400 loan for water meter improvements, with $150,000 of that in principal forgiveness

 

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for wastewater and storm water projects. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund awards are to:

  • Dell Rapids, $1,185,995 loan for 15th Street improvements, with $635,995 of that in principal forgiveness
  • Hot Springs, $1,453,000 loan for sewer infrastructure rehabilitation and upgrade
  • Lake Poinsett Sanitary District, $3,075,000 loan for system expansion, with $1,537,500 of that in principal forgiveness
  • Lead, $200,000 loan for storm and sanitary sewer separation, with $50,000 of that in principal forgiveness
  • Menno, $240,000 loan for Highway 18 sewer improvements
  • Selby, $700,000 loan for wastewater improvement, with all $700,000 awarded as principal forgiveness

 

The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid-waste disposal, recycling, and waste-tire projects.  The Legislature appropriates Water and Environment Funds annually to the program through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill. The Solid Waste Management Program award is to:

  • Watertown Landfill, $16,500 grant for landfill-gas pilot study

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $115,000 for Delmont Water Meter Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

For More Information: Jim Feeney or Stacy Froelich, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Mike Rounds announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $115,000 funding package to Delmont for replacement of  the city’s water meters.

 

The package includes a $25,000 Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program loan and a $90,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan. The funding includes $90,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $25,000.

 

“We are pleased to be able to make these funds available,” the Governor said. “This funding will enable Delmont to replace the city’s old water meters with new meters that will more accurately monitor water usage and provide more precise meter reading and billing.”

 

The city’s water meters are more than 20 years old. The new meters will be read automatically with a drive-by radio read system.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $125,000. The loan terms are 2.25 percent for 10 years.

 

The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects statewide. The Legislature appropriates Water and Environment Funds annually to the Consolidated program through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $703,000 for Groton Water Projects

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

For More Information: Jim Feeney or Stacy Froelich, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Mike Rounds said today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $703,000 award from the state Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to Groton for a new water tower, booster pump and improved water mains.

 

The loan amount includes $150,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $553,000.

 

“We are pleased to be able to make these funds available,” the Governor said. “These funds will enable Groton to increase its water storage capacity and provide a higher delivery rate to better serve the community’s current drinking water and fire protection needs and provide for future growth.”

 

The project involves replacing 40 to 50-year-old asbestos cement water mains and services, increasing water storage capacity from 80,000 to 150,000 gallons and boosting the water delivery rate.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $1.2 million. The loan terms are 2.25 percent for 10 years.

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $86,000 for Lower Big Sioux River Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

For More Information: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Mike Rounds announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved an $86,000 grant to the Lincoln Conservation District from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program for a Lower Big Sioux River watershed restoration project.

 

“We are pleased to be able to make these funds available,” the Governor said. “This grant will help the Lincoln Conservation District with projects that will improve water quality in the Lower Big Sioux River watershed.”

 

The project is part of a multi-year effort to implement best-management practices in the Lower Big Sioux River watershed, at Lake Alvin, and along Nine Mile Creek. Those efforts will include cost-sharing, manure containment systems for animal feeding operations.

 

The total estimated cost of the projects is $677,000.

 

The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects statewide. The Legislature appropriates Water and Environment Funds annually to the Consolidated program through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $340,000 for Menno Water and Sewer Projects

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

For More Information: Jim Feeney or Stacy Froelich, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $340,000 grant and loan package to Menno for water and sewer line projects to be completed in conjunction with a highway project through the community, Gov. Mike Rounds said today.

 

The funding package includes a $100,000 Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program grant and a $240,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan.

 

“We are pleased to be able to make these funds available,” the Governor said. “Replacing water and sewer lines during the Highway 18 reconstruction project through the community is practical and makes good economic sense. The utility improvements will provide reliable services to residents, both now and in the future.”

 

The project involves installing 2,750 feet of 6-inch PVC pipe, installing a sewage lift station, and replacing 2,800 feet of aging 4-inch waterline with 6-inch PVC. The work will be completed during reconstruction of Highway 18 next year.

 

The total estimated cost of the utility projects is $376,500.  The loan terms are 3 percent for 20 years.

 

The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects statewide. The Legislature appropriates Water and Environment Funds annually to the Consolidated program through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for wastewater and storm sewer projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $179,200 for Drinking Water Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

For More Information: Jim Feeney or Stacy Froelich, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Mike Rounds said today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $179,200 grant and loan package to Niche Homeowners Association, northwest of Rapid City, to reconstruct its water system and consolidate with a regionalized system.

 

The funding package includes a $99,200 grant and $80,000 low-interest loan from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program.

 

“We are pleased to be able to make these funds available,” the Governor said. “This funding will enable the Niche Homeowners Association to make much-needed improvements to an aging system before turning it over to a regional system for operation and maintenance.”

 

The project involves replacing 2,727 feet of water main with 6-inch PVC, connecting to the Black Hawk Water Users District’s water system, and transferring ownership and operation to the Black Hawk District.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $179,200.

 

The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects statewide. The Legislature appropriates Water and Environment Funds annually to the Consolidated program through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $130,000 for Lewis and Clark Watershed Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

For More Information: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Mike Rounds said today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $130,000 grant to the Randall Resource Conservation and Development Association.

 

The grant is from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program for a Lewis and Clark watershed restoration project.

 

“We are pleased to make these funds available,” the Governor said. “This grant will help the Randall Resource Conservation and Development Association with projects designed to restore water quality in the Lewis and Clark Lake watershed.”

 

The project is part of a multi-year effort to implement best-management practices in the Lewis and Clark Lake, Lake Andes, Geddes Lake, Academy Lake, and Platte Lake watersheds. Those efforts will include cost-sharing manure containment systems for animal feeding operations.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $2.8 million.

 

The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects statewide. The Legislature appropriates Water and Environment Funds annually to the Consolidated program through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $30,000 for Utica Water Tower Improvements

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

For More Information: Jim Feeney or Stacy Froelich, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Mike Rounds announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $30,000 grant and loan package to Utica for improvements to the town’s water tower.

 

The funding package includes a $16,500 grant and $13,500 loan from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program.

 

“We are pleased to be able to make these funds available,” the Governor said. “These funds will enable Utica to do much-needed maintenance on the town water tower. These steps now will extend the useful life of the tower so it can continue to provide the community’s drinking water needs.”

 

The project involves cleaning and sandblasting the reservoir portion of the tower, and priming and painting the tower’s substructure.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $33,000.

 

The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects statewide. The Legislature appropriates Water and Environment Funds annually to the Consolidated program through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $1.7 Million for Dell Rapids Water, Sanitary Sewer Improvements

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D.  – The state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $1.7 million funding package to Dell Rapids for water and sanitary sewer improvements, Gov. Mike Rounds said today.

 

The package includes a $531,835 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and nearly $1.2 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, with $635,995 in principal forgiveness reducing the loan amount to $550,000 to be repaid the Clean Water Fund.

 

“We are pleased to be able to make these funds available,” Gov. Rounds said. “These funds will help Dell Rapids prepare for future growth and improve water pressure to the western area of  Dell Rapids.”

 

The project calls for installation of an 8-inch sanitary sewer and 12-inch water main along 15th Street from Old Highway 77 to Clark Avenue. The new 12-inch water main will be connected to an existing 12-inch water main on Clark Avenue. A 6-inch water line will also be installed from 15th Street, south, along Old Highway 77 and connect to an existing water line.

 

The total estimated cost of the projects is $2.5 million. The loan terms are 3 percent for 20 years.

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for wastewater and storm sewer projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $3.1 Million for Hot Springs Drinking Water, Sanitary Sewer Projects

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $3.1 million low-interest loan package for Hot Springs to replace drinking water and sanitary sewer lines, Gov. Mike Rounds said today.

 

The $3,089,000 package includes a $1.64 million loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and a $1.45 million loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

 

“We are pleased to make these funds available,” Gov. Rounds said. “The funds will help Hot Springs make necessary upgrades to its deteriorating water and sewer systems and improve service for city residents.”

 

The projects include repairing and upgrading 9,600 feet of water main with 6-inch and 8-inch pipe and replacing 9,200 feet of sanitary sewer lines with 6-inch or larger PVC sanitary sewer main.

 

The total estimated cost of the projects is $3.1 million. The loan terms are 3 percent for 20 years.

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for wastewater and storm sewer projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $750,000 for Hoven Drinking Water Improvements

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Mike Rounds said today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $750,000 award from the state Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to Hoven for improvements to the city’s drinking water system.

 

The board awarded $750,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the amount to be repaid to zero.

 

“We are pleased to make these funds available,” Gov. Rounds said. “This funding will help Hoven improve drinking water service to city residents.”

 

The proposed project includes replacing the city’s old water meters with new remote-read meters, replacing cast iron pipes in the drinking water distribution system with 6-inch PVC pipe, and constructing a new 180,000-gallon ground-water storage tank.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $2.2 million. Hoven has applied to USDA Rural Development for grant and loan assistance to complete the funding package for the project.

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $1.1 Million for Huron Water Tower

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Mike Rounds said today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $1.1 million low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for Huron to build a new water tower.

 

“We are pleased to make these funds available,” Gov. Rounds said. “This loan will help Huron construct a new water tower to provide necessary drinking water storage for city residents.”

 

The project includes replacing two of Huron’s existing water towers with a new, one-million gallon tower. The two towers being replaced were built in the 1930s.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $2.4 million. The loan terms are 3 percent for 30 years.

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $387,400 for Webster Water Meter Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $387,400 low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to replace and upgrade water meters in Webster, Gov. Mike Rounds said today.

 

The loan amount includes $150,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $237,400.

 

“We are pleased to make these funds available,” Gov. Rounds said. “This funding will help Webster make the city water-meter reading system more efficient.”

 

The proposed project includes installing new water meters and an automated meter-reading system to replace the current manual meter-reading system. The new system will cut the current two-week meter reading and billing process to two or three days.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $387,400. The loan terms are 2.25 percent for 10 years.

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $3.1 Million Loan for Lake Poinsett Sanitary District Sewer Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, (605) 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $3.1 million low-interest loan to the Lake Poinsett Sanitary District for a sanitary sewer system expansion project, Gov. Mike Rounds said today.

 

The project involves expanding sanitary sewer service to dozens of  users and constructing a new three-acre, total-retention treatment pond.

 

The loan terms from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund include $1,603,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $1,472,000.

 

We are pleased to make this funding available,” Gov. Rounds said. “This project will reduce the nutrients reaching Lake Poinsett by connecting 90 users currently using septic systems near the lake.”

 

The estimated cost of the project is $3.1 million. The loan terms are 3.25 percent interest for 30 years.

 

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for wastewater and storm sewer projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $200,000 Loan for Lead Sanitary, Storm Sewer Separation Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, (605) 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Mike Rounds said today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $200,000 low-interest loan to Lead for a sanitary and storm sewer separation project.

 

The loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund includes $50,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $150,000.

 

We are pleased to make these funds available,” Gov. Rounds said. “This project will help Lead in its ongoing efforts to separate combined sanitary and storm sewer systems that result in overflows during high precipitation events.”

 

The project involves replacing combined sewer system piping on Lower May and South Main streets. It will provide separate lines for storm and sanitary sewer and connect with segments of the system that were earlier separated. It will entail replacing 775 feet of 8- and 12-inch sanitary sewer pipe and 529 feet of 18-inch storm sewer pipe.

 

The estimated cost of the project is $761,847. The loan terms are 3 percent interest for 20 years.

 

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for wastewater and storm sewer projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $700,000 for Selby Wastewater Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, (605) 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Mike Rounds said today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $700,000 award to Selby for improvements to the city’s wastewater collection system.

 

The board awarded $700,000 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which reduces the amount to be repaid to zero.

 

We are pleased to make this funding available,” Gov. Rounds said. “This project will help Selby replace the city’s wastewater collection system and improve service to city residents.”

 

The project involves replacing Selby’s entire wastewater collection system. Inspections of the system show numerous cracks, sags, tree roots, and general deterioration.

 

The estimated cost of the project is $3.3 million. Selby has applied to USDA Rural Development for grant and loan assistance to complete the funding needed for the project.

 

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for wastewater and storm sewer projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $16,500 Grant for Watertown Landfill Study

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

For More Information: Stacy Froelich, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Mike Rounds said today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $16,500 grant from the Solid Waste Management Program for Watertown to conduct a landfill-gas pilot study at the Watertown Regional Landfill.

 

“We are pleased to make this financial assistance available,” the Governor said. “The funds will help the city determine the potential of using a renewable energy source – landfill gas.”

 

The city proposes hiring a consultant to construct two landfill-gas pilot wells. The consultant will use the pilot wells to determine the quantity and quality of the gas as a potential energy source.

 

The estimated total cost of the study is $33,000.

 

The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling, and waste tire projects statewide.  Revenues come from dedicated state solid waste fees that are deposited in the state Water and Environment Fund.  The Legislature appropriates Water and Environment Funds annually to the Solid Waste Management Program through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Rounds Announces $50,000 for Mount Vernon Wastewater Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

For More Information: Jim Feeney or Stacy Froelich, 773-4216

FOR PROJECT DETAILS: Visit http://denr.sd.gov/bwnrapps.aspx

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $50,000 grant to Mount Vernon from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program for the initial phase of a wastewater system improvements project, Gov. Mike Rounds said today.

 

“We are pleased to be able to make these funds available,” the Governor said. “This grant will enable Mount Vernon to initiate improvements to the city wastewater treatment system.”

 

The initial phase involves engineering design work and acquiring land for a new lagoon and artificial wetland.

 

The estimated cost of the full project, which will replace or repair the entire sanitary sewer collection system and upgrade the wastewater treatment facility, is $3 million.

 

The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects statewide. The Legislature appropriates Water and Environment Funds annually to the Consolidated program through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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