Information Services - June 2011 Press Releases

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces Nearly $45 Million for Environmental Projects

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $298,230 for Brown County Landfill Compactor

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $550,000 for Interior Wastewater Improvements

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $88,240 for Roberts County Landfill Expansion

    Gov. Daugaard Announces Additional $61,595 for Watertown Landfill Cell Construction

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $261,000 Loan for Bridgewater Sanitary Sewer Project

     Gov. Daugaard Announces $483,538 Loan for Brookings Storm Water Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $485,000 Loan for Groton Sanitary Sewer and Lift Station Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $250,000 for Pierre Landfill Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $945,930 Loan for Scotland Storm and Sanitary Sewer Improvements

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $14.7 Million Loan for Sioux Falls Sanitary Sewer Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $3.46 million Loan for Sturgis Water Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $883,000 Loan for Viborg Sanitary Sewer Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $200,000 for Belle Fourche Irrigation District Project

     Gov. Daugaard Announces $396,700 Loan for Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District Water Meter Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $1.76 Million Loan for Doland Drinking Water

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $438,325 Loan for Java Wastewater System Improvements

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $2.98 Million Loan for Mid-Dakota Rural Water System Expansion Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $551,200 Loan for Pierpont Drinking Water Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $2.48 Million Loan for TM Rural Water District Drinking Water Improvements

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $1.83 Million Loan for Warner Wastewater System Improvements

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $593,000 for Bison Storm Water Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $6.2 Million for McLaughlin Water, Wastewater Projects

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $3.27 Million for Plankinton Water, Wastewater Projects

    Gov. Daugaard Announces Additional $7,980 for Utica Water Tower Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $1.5 million for Yale Wastewater Project

     Gov. Daugaard Announces Additional $106,200 for Clark Wastewater Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces Additional $70,000 for Faulkton Drinking Water Project

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

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

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces Nearly $45 Million for Environmental Projects

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $45 million in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, storm water, watershed improvement, landfill, and recycling projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

The $44,858,960 total includes more than $2.8 million in grants and $42 million in loans, with more than $10.2 million of the loan total in principal forgiveness.

 

“Making 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).

 

Grants were awarded to the following:

  • Brown County Landfill, $298,230 grant for compactor purchase
  • Roberts County Regional Landfill, $88,240 grant for waste cell expansion
  • Watertown, $61,595 grant amendment for a new disposal cell

 

Loans were awarded to the following:

  • Bridgewater, $261,000 loan for Main Street sanitary sewer improvements
  • Brookings, $483,538 loan for storm water detention pond
  • Clark, $106,200 loan for outfall line
  • Groton, $485,000 loan for sanitary sewer and lift station improvements
  • Pierre, $250,000 loan amendment for rubble site relocation
  • Scotland, $945,930 loan for storm water and sanitary sewer improvements
  • Sioux Falls, $14.71 million loan for Sioux River sanitary sewer and miscellaneous water quality improvement projects
  • Sturgis, $3.46 million loan for water system improvement project
  • Viborg, $883,000 loan for sanitary sewer improvements

 

Loans with principal forgiveness were awarded to the following:

  • Belle Fourche Irrigation District, $200,000 loan for irrigation system improvements, with all $200,000 of that in principal forgiveness
  • Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District, $396,700 loan for water meter replacement, with $85,000 of that in principal forgiveness
  • Doland, $1.76 million loan for water system improvements, with $1.375 million of that in principal forgiveness
  • Faulkton, $70,000 loan amendment for Highway 212 waterline, with $54,180 of that in principal forgiveness
  • Java, $438,325 loan for wastewater system improvements, with $103,325 of that in principal forgiveness
  • Mid-Dakota Rural Water System, $2.98 million loan for an add-on user project, with $450,000 of that in principal forgiveness
  • Pierpont, $551,200 loan for ground storage reservoir and booster pump, with $413,400 of that in principal forgiveness
  • TM Rural Water District, $2.48 million loan for southeast service area system improvements, with $1.4 million of that in principal forgiveness
  • Warner, $1.83 million loan for water system improvements, with $1.06 million of that in principal forgiveness

 

Grant and loan packages were awarded to the following:

  • Bison, $593,000 grant and loan package, which includes an $88,950 grant and $504,050 loan for storm water drainage system improvements
  • Interior, $550,000 grant and loan package, which includes a $300,000 grant and $250,000 loan for wastewater system improvements
  • McLaughlin, $6.2 million grant and loans package, which includes a $899,325 grant and $1.15 million loan for wastewater system improvements; and $4.15 million loan for water system improvements, with $3.33 million of the loans in principal forgiveness
  • Plankinton, $3.27 million package, which includes a $1.77 million loan for water system improvements, with $1 million of the loan in principal forgiveness; and a $500,000 grant and $1 million loan for wastewater improvements, with $150,000 of the loan in principal forgiveness
  • Utica, $7,980 grant and loan amendment for water tower, with half of the total amendment ($3,990) as grant and half as loan
  • Yale, $1.5 million grant and loan package, which includes a $614,190 grant and $885,110 loan for wastewater treatment facility replacement, with $606,110 of the loan in principal forgiveness

 

The grants, loans, and principal forgiveness were awarded from DENR’s Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, and Solid Waste Management Program.

 

The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects statewide. 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 water projects. The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling, and waste tire projects.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

For More Information: Stacy Froelich, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $298,230 for Brown County Landfill Compactor

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $298,230 grant to the Brown County Landfill.

 

“These funds from the Solid Waste Management Program will help the Brown County Landfill purchase a new compactor,” the Governor said. “The landfill’s current compactor is aging and near the end of its useful life.”

 

The Brown County Regional Landfill and Recycling Center serves more than 40,000 residents in four counties. The landfill’s compactor is used to compress solid waste once it has been placed in the disposal cell. The landfill currently uses a 2002 compactor that has more than 10,000 hours of operation.

 

The estimated cost for a new compactor is $745,575.

 

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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

For More Information: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $550,000 for Interior Wastewater Improvements

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard said today the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $300,000 grant from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program and a $250,000 low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to Interior for constructing a new wastewater treatment system.

 

“The town of Interior has had difficulty meeting the conditions of its surface water discharge permit,” the Governor said. “These funds will help construct a wastewater treatment system that better serves the town’s needs and protects the environment.”

 

The project involves constructing a new three-cell, 1.6-acre wastewater treatment system, a pumping facility, and replacement of a portion of the main line leading to the wastewater treatment facility.

 

The estimated cost of the watershed project is $875,000. The loan terms are 3.25 percent interest for 30 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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

For More Information: Stacy Froelich, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $88,240 for Roberts County Landfill Expansion

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved an $88,240 grant to the Roberts County Regional Landfill for expansion of a solid-waste disposal cell.

 

“These funds from the Solid Waste Management Program will help the Roberts County Regional Landfill enlarge a waste cell to accept additional municipal solid waste,” the Governor said.

 

The project includes excavating 39,000 cubic yards, adding a compacted clay liner, and installing leachate collection piping.

 

The estimated total cost of the project is $220,600.

 

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 of Water and Natural Resources met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

For More Information: Stacy Froelich, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces Additional $61,595 for Watertown Landfill Cell Construction

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard said today the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved an additional $61,595 grant from the Solid Waste Management Program for Watertown to construct a new landfill disposal cell.

 

The funding is in addition to $349,350 awarded for the project in June 2010.

 

“The project includes constructing a new landfill cell and leachate collection system,” the Governor said.

 

The project involves soil excavation, installation of a clay liner, and adding a leachate collection pipe.

 

The estimated total cost of the project is $822,610.

 

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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

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

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $261,000 Loan for Bridgewater Sanitary Sewer Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $261,000 low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to Bridgewater for Main Street sanitary sewer upgrades.

 

These funds will help Bridgewater make necessary improvements to a portion of the city’s aging sanitary sewer system,” the Governor explained. “This project is part of ongoing efforts to greatly improve the system’s efficiency.”

 

The city’s original wastewater collection system was installed nearly a century ago and consisted of 8-inch and 24-inch clay pipe. It was originally designed as a combined sanitary and storm sewer system. The system has experienced frequent failures during major precipitation periods that resulted in sewage backing up into basements.

 

Upgrading of the city’s sanitary sewer collection system began in 1990. Upgrades so far include separating the sanitary sewer collection system from the storm water drainage system and improving drainage in the city’s northeastern area by replacing much of the aging clay pipe.

 

The latest improvement project involves relining the Main Street sanitary sewer from Highway 262 to 6th Street, repairing and relining six manholes in that area, and replacing the sanitary sewer and two manholes along Main Street from 7th Street to 9th Street.

 

The total estimated cost of this phase of the ongoing project is $261,000. 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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

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

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $483,538 Loan for Brookings Storm Water Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $483,538 low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to Brookings for a storm water detention pond.

 

 “We are pleased to make this financial assistance available,” the Governor said. “These funds will help Brookings make necessary improvements to the storm sewer drainage and reduce storm water runoff onto residential properties and streets.”

 

The storm water project is located in the Pheasants Nest Addition.  It is one of several storm water improvement projects identified in the 2008 Brookings Storm Water Master Drainage Plan. The project involves construction of  a storm water detention and sedimentation pond, an outlet flow control structure, and the addition of native grasses, trees, wetland flora, and pedestrian walkways.

 

The estimated cost of the project is $483,538. 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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

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

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $485,000 Loan for Groton Sanitary Sewer and Lift Station Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $485,000 low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to Groton for a sanitary sewer and lift-station project.

 

These funds will help Groton make necessary improvements to a portion of the city’s sanitary sewer system,” the Governor said. “The Groton area has experienced high precipitation levels over much of the past decade, which presents many infrastructure challenges.”

 

The project involves abandoning a failed sewer line located beneath a drainage channel.  That  requires relocating 2,500 feet of 6-inch sanitary sewer line and a lift station and installing an additional lift station.  Material entering the sewer system through the failed line has led to increased maintenance of lift stations and sewer mains.

 

The estimated cost of the projects is $485,000. The loan terms are 2.25 percent interest for 10 years.

 

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

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stacy Froelich, (605) 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $250,000 for Pierre Landfill Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved an additional $250,000 low-interest loan from the Solid Waste Management Program for Pierre to relocate the city’s rubble disposal site.

 

The loan is in addition to a $60,000 grant and $190,000 loan awarded for the project in March.

 

“The funding package will enable Pierre to relocate the rubble disposal site and purchase new equipment to facilitate operations at the new location,” Gov. Daugaard said.

 

The city’s current rubble site had to be closed prematurely because an underground fire kept flaring up over a period of months.

 

The relocation project involves placing an earthen cover over the existing rubble site, construction of a new rubble site at the city’s regional solid-waste landfill, purchase of rolloff containers for transportation of rubble to the new site, and installation of a new truck scale at the rubble site.

 

The estimated total cost of the project is $500,000.

 

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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

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

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $945,930 Loan for Scotland Storm and Sanitary Sewer Improvements

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $945,930 low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to Scotland for sewer system improvements.

 

These funds will help Scotland make necessary improvements to the city’s storm water and sanitary sewer systems,” the Governor said. “Those improvements will be done in conjunction with road reconstruction to save costs associated with both projects.”

 

The sewer project involves extending and expanding the city’s storm water and sanitary sewer systems along Washington Street, which is the main truck route through the city.

 

The estimated cost of the project is $1.74 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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

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

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $14.7 Million Loan for Sioux Falls Sanitary Sewer Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $15 million in low-interest loans from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to Sioux Falls for a sanitary sewer project and miscellaneous water-quality improvement projects.

 

These funds will help Sioux Falls make necessary upgrades to the city’s wastewater collection system, which is no longer capable of handling peak flows during periods of major precipitation,” the Governor said.

 

The project involves replacing 8,000 feet of 42-inch sewer line between the Tuthill Lift Station and Minnesota Avenue with 54-inch sanitary sewer line, replacing and upsizing the I-229 crossing west of Minnesota Avenue, and doing bank stabilization and other watershed restoration work along Skunk Creek and the Big Sioux River to improve water quality.

 

The loans total $14.71 million, and will carry 1.25 percent interest for 10 years.

 

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

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $3.46 million Loan for Sturgis Water Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $3.46 million low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for Sturgis to provide interim financing for a drinking water system improvement project.

 

The project will include well removal and replacement, booster pump upgrades, pressure reducing valve and station upgrades, well-house upgrades, upgrades to three storage tanks, upgrades to wells, and water-main replacement on various streets.

 

“This loan will help Sturgis make necessary improvements to the city’s drinking water system by providing low-interest interim financing during the construction period,” the Governor said.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $3.62 million. The loan terms are 2 percent interest for three years.

 

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

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

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

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $883,000 Loan for Viborg Sanitary Sewer Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved an $883,000 low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to Viborg for sanitary sewer improvements.

 

These funds will help Viborg complete much-needed repairs to the city’s wastewater collection system,” the Governor explained.

 

The project includes the replacement of vitrified clay pipe beneath Highway 19, Lewis Avenue, and Lincoln Avenue.  The project also includes replacement of 13 manholes, 1,700 feet of 4-inch lateral service lines, 4,000 feet of 8-inch sewer lines, and rerouting the sewer line to eliminate shallow manhole freezing problems.

 

The estimated cost of the projects is nearly $883,000. 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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $200,000 for Belle Fourche Irrigation District Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $200,000 low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program to the Belle Fourche Irrigation District for conversions to sprinkler irrigation.

 

The entire loan is in principal forgiveness, so there will be no repayment amount on the loan.

 

“This will allow the Belle Fourche Irrigation District to assist its irrigators in making needed efficiency improvements to their irrigation systems,” Gov. Daugaard said.

 

The project will assist irrigators in converting from flood irrigation to sprinkler irrigation.  Doing so will reduce the amount of return flows carrying sediment into the Belle Fourche River.

 

The Irrigation District is a member of the Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership, which sponsors the Belle Fourche River watershed restoration project.  The Partnership and its collaborators are in the sixth year of implementing best-management practices to improve Belle Fourche River water quality.

 

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

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $396,700 Loan for Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District Water Meter Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $396,700 low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District for water meter replacement.

 

The loan amount includes $85,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $311,700.

 

“This loan will help Butte-Meade Sanitary Water District upgrade the district’s  meter system by replacing antiquated meters to provide more accurate readings,” Gov. Daugaard said.

 

The project will replace existing water meters with new water meters and purchase an automatic meter reading system, computer, and software.  That will provide more accurate and real time readings, increase billing efficiencies, reduce man-power requirements, and improve cash flow.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $396,700. The loan terms are 2.25 percent interest for 10 years.

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. One of the program requirements is that some of the funds be provided as a subsidy. Principal forgiveness is a subsidy option that results in a reduced loan repayment amount for the borrower.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $1.76 Million Loan for Doland Drinking Water

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $1.76 million low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to Doland for improvements to the city’s drinking water system.

 

The $1,762,000 loan amount includes $1,375,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $387,000.

 

“This loan will help Doland make necessary improvements to the city’s drinking water system to reduce water losses in the distribution system and improve service,” Gov. Daugaard said.

 

The project involves the replacement of more than 6,000 feet of 6-inch water lines in various locations to address areas experiencing high water loss.  Additionally, a new 50,000-gallon elevated water reservoir will be constructed.  The total estimated cost of the project is $1.76 million. The loan terms are 3 percent interest for 30 years.

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. One of the program requirements is that some of the funds be provided as a subsidy. Principal forgiveness is a subsidy option that results in a reduced loan repayment amount for the borrower.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $438,325 Loan for Java Wastewater System Improvements

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $438,325 low-interest Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan to Java for a wastewater system improvement project.

 

The loan includes $103,325 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount on the loan to $335,000.

 

“It makes good economic sense for Java to make needed improvements to its wastewater collection and treatment systems,” Gov. Daugaard said. “This project will help improve vital services and protect the environment.”

 

The project will involve checking and cleaning the town’s entire sanitary sewer collection system, adding riprap to treatment system pond dikes, and rehabilitating a lift station.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $438,325. 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 EPA Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for wastewater and storm sewer projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $2.98 Million Loan for Mid-Dakota Rural Water System Expansion Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $2.98 million low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the Mid-Dakota Rural Water System for a drinking water system expansion project.

 

The $2,979,054 loan amount includes $450,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $2,529,054.

 

“This loan will help Mid-Dakota Rural Water System add new users to the drinking water system,” Gov. Daugaard said.  “That will provide high-quality drinking water to a significant number of people.”

 

It is estimated that the project will provide service to approximately 250 users in the Mid-Dakota service area.  Part of the project also includes providing service to users on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $3.3 million. The loan terms are 3 percent interest for 30 years.

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. One of the program requirements is that some of the funds be provided as a subsidy. Principal forgiveness is a subsidy option that results in a reduced loan repayment amount for the borrower.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $551,200 Loan for Pierpont Drinking Water Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $551,200 low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to Pierpont for its drinking water system.

 

The loan amount includes $413,400 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $137,800.

 

“This loan will help Pierpont make needed improvements to the city’s drinking water system,” Gov. Daugaard said. “Aging infrastructure will be replaced, and Pierpont will not only have  better water pressure but also gain emergency water storage.”

 

The project involves replacement of the existing high-service pump and pressure tank.  The town will construct a new booster pump station and add a 30,000-gallon ground-water storage tank.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $551,200. The loan terms are 3 percent interest for 30 years.

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. One of the program requirements is that some of the funds be provided as a subsidy. Principal forgiveness is a subsidy option that results in a reduced loan repayment amount for the borrower.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $2.48 Million Loan for TM Rural Water District Drinking Water Improvements

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $2.48 million in low-interest loans from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the TM Rural Water District for a drinking water system improvement project.

 

The $2,483,500 loan amount includes $1,398,750 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $1,084,750.

 

“This funding will allow TM Rural Water District to add users to the regional water system while providing Viborg and Hurley with needed water storage,” Gov. Daugaard said. 

 

The project will provide service to new users in the southeastern service area of the district, replace failing pipe, and loop low pressure lines. It will also improve service to Viborg and Hurley by providing storage for those communities.  Each community will be able to retire an aging water tower and pump station and use TM’s underutilized storage tank.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $2.48 million. The district was awarded two loans.  One loan was for $1,398,750, and the entire loan was awarded as principal forgiveness.  The other loan was for $1,084,750, and the terms of that loan are 3 percent interest for 30 years.

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. One of the program requirements is that some of the funds be provided as a subsidy. Principal forgiveness is a subsidy option that results in a reduced loan repayment amount for the borrower.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $1.83 Million Loan for Warner Wastewater System Improvements

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $1.83 million low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to Warner for wastewater system improvements.

 

The loan includes $1,058,760 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount on that loan to $768,000.

 

“These funds will help Warner address problems in its wastewater system, so it can better serve the town’s wastewater needs and protect the environment,” the Governor said.

 

The project involves upgrading the wastewater treatment facility by adding a new 6.03-acre cell and making needed improvements to the existing cells, replacing sewer pipe in various locations, and replacing pumps in the primary lift station.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $1.83 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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

For More Information: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

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

Gov. Daugaard Announces $593,000 for Bison Storm Water Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $593,000 grant and loan package for Bison to install a storm water management system.

 

The funding package includes an $88,950 grant from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program and a $504,050 low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program.

 

“These funds will help Bison address inundation issues the town experiences during rainfall events, spring thaws, and from storm waters that flow into town,” the Governor said.

 

The project involves installing a storm water system that will both redirect rain water and spring thaw around the community and better move the balance of storm flows through the community. Storm waters currently flow onto streets and pool in various locations, resulting in flooding of streets, manholes and basements.

 

The estimated total cost of the project is $607,000. The loan terms are 3 percent interest 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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

For More Information: Jim Feeney or Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $6.2 Million for McLaughlin Water, Wastewater Projects

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $6.2 million funding package for McLaughlin to improve the city’s water and wastewater systems.

 

The funding package includes an $899,325 grant from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program; a $1,145,675 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program with $150,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the amount to be repaid to $995,675; and a $4,151,050 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program. Nearly $3.2 million of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan is in principal forgiveness, which reduces the amount to be repaid to $971,000.

 

“These funds will help McLaughlin address problems the city is experiencing with its aging water and wastewater systems,” the Governor said.

 

The water project involves constructing a 300,000-gallon water storage facility, installing more than 24,000 feet of water main and 51 gate valves, repairing two existing water supply wells and well houses, and capping three wells. The wastewater project involves replacing two of the city’s lift stations, reshaping and riprapping a treatment cell, replacing nearly 13,700 feet of 4- to 15-inch pipe, and replacing or lining about 40 manholes.

 

The estimated total cost of the project is $6.2 million. The loan terms are 3.25 percent interest for 30 years on the Clean Water State Revolving Fund portion and 2.25 percent interest for 30 years on the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund portion.

 

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

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

For More Information: Jim Feeney or Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $3.27 Million for Plankinton Water, Wastewater Projects

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $3.27 million funding package for Plankinton to make necessary water and wastewater improvements.

 

The funding package for the wastewater portion of the project includes a $500,000 grant from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program; a $1 million low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, which includes $150,000 in principal forgiveness for a repayment amount of $855,744.  Funding for the drinking water portion of the project includes a $1.77 million low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, which includes $1,009,000 in principal forgiveness for a repayment amount of $756,000.

 

“These funds will help Plankinton address deficiencies found in the city’s water and wastewater systems,” the Gov. said.

 

The drinking water project includes addition of a new storage tower, replacement of asbestos cement pipe, and looping of lines in the distribution system. The wastewater project involves replacing the interceptor line leading to the lagoon and replacing or relining various sewer lines.

 

The estimated total cost for the two projects is more than $3.27 million. The loan terms are 3.25 percent interest for 30 years for the wastewater project and 3 percent for 30 years for the water project.

 

The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects statewide. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for wastewater and storm sewer projects. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

For More Information: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces Additional $7,980 for Utica Water Tower Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved an additional $7,980 grant and loan package from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program to Utica for improvements to the town’s water tower.

 

The funding – a $3,990 grant and $3,990 loan – is in addition to a $30,000 grant and loan package awarded for the project last September. The additional funding is needed because bids received were larger than the engineer’s estimate.

 

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 $40,980.

 

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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

For More Information: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $1.5 million for Yale Wastewater Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $1.5 million grant and loan package for Yale to replace the town’s wastewater treatment facility.

 

The funding package includes a $614,190 grant from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program and an $885,110 low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program with $606,110 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $279,000.

 

“These funds will help Yale address issues with unauthorized discharges from the town’s wastewater treatment facility,” the Governor said.  “This project is critical for Yale to comply with its discharge permit and to protect the environment.”

 

The project involves adding a 3.2-acre pond to the current 2-acre wastewater treatment pond.  The addition of the second pond will allow the facility to operate as a non-discharging facility.  Also included in the project is the relining of 6,800 feet of 6- and 8-inch sewer lines to reduce infiltration and inflow and replacement of the existing lift station and force main.

 

The estimated total cost of the project is $1.5 million. The loan terms are 3.25 percent interest for 30 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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

For More Information: Mike Perkovich, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces Additional $106,200 for Clark Wastewater Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $106,200 low-interest loan from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program to Clark for a wastewater outfall line project.

 

The loan is in addition to an $80,000 grant previously awarded for the project.

 

These funds will help Clark make improvements that will keep the city’s sanitary sewer system operational,” the Governor said.

 

The project involves repair of an outfall line for the city wastewater treatment facility.  The line has experienced structural failure in several locations.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $186,200. The loan terms are 3 percent interest 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 board met Thursday and Friday via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 24, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

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

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces Additional $70,000 for Faulkton Drinking Water Project

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved an additional $70,000 in low-interest loan funds from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to Faulkton for a drinking water project.

 

Faulkton was awarded a $441,725 loan for the project in January, which included $341,725 in principal forgiveness.  The additional loan funding will increase the loan to $511,725, and increase the principal forgiveness by $54,180 to $395,905.  The overall repayment amount for the revised loan is $115,820.

 

“This loan will help Faulkton upgrade water lines and provide quality drinking water to its residents,” the Governor said.

 

The project is a continuation of Faulkton’s effort to rehabilitate the city’s drinking water distribution system. This portion of the project involves construction of 3,450 feet of water main in conjunction with a Department of Transportation project along Highway 212.  The additional loan funds were necessary when bids for construction were higher than anticipated.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $511,725. The loan terms are 3 percent interest 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 via the Digital Dakota Network.

 

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Free Training for Owners, Operators of Regulated Underground Storage Tanks

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 10, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Doug Miller at (605) 773-3296

 

PIERRE – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has partnered with the South Dakota Petroleum and Propane Marketers Association to offer free training to help owners and operators of regulated underground storage tank systems comply with state and federal requirements.

 

The Energy Policy Act, which was passed by Congress in 2005, contains requirements for training owners and operators of regulated underground storage tanks.

 

Owners and operators will be trained to properly operate tank systems to prevent releases to the environment, to minimize accidental releases through early detection, and to mitigate damage from a release with proper emergency response.

 

To assist owners and operators in complying with these requirements, DENR is using the Petroleum Release Compensation Fund to contract with the Petroleum and Propane Marketers Association to hold free training sessions. Owners and operators must attend one of the 4-hour training sessions that will be held on specified dates from June 23 to Oct. 27 in Aberdeen, Brookings, Deadwood, Huron, Lemmon, Madison, Mitchell, Mobridge, Murdo, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Watertown, Winner, or Yankton.

 

Registration can be done online at http://denr.sd.gov/tanks or by calling Dawna Leitzke of the Petroleum and Propane Marketers Association at (605) 224-8606. For more information about the training, call DENR at (605) 773-3296.

 

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