Information Services - September 2011 Press Releases

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces More Than $3.2 Million for Environmental Projects

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $25,000 for Sturgis Recycling Collection Equipment

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $157,000 Loan for Menno Water Meter Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $1.65 Million Loan for Trail West Sanitary District Water Project

    Gov. Daugaard Announces $1.37 Million Loan for Clay Rural Water System Project

 

 


 

Gov. Daugaard Announces More Than $3.2 Million for Environmental Projects

 

For Immediate Release: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011

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

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

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved more than $3.2 million in grants and loans for drinking water and solid waste projects.

 

The board met Thursday in Pierre.

 

The $3,202,758 total includes a $25,000 grant and $3,177,758 in loans, with $864,750 of the loan total in principal forgiveness.

 

“Making grant and loan funds available for these projects will result in better drinking water 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).

 

Grant funds were awarded to the following:

  • Sturgis, $25,000 grant for recycling equipment

 

Loan funds were awarded to the following:

  • Clay Rural Water System, $1,369,758 loan for sludge lagoon construction and water meter replacement

 

Loan funds with principal forgiveness were awarded to the following:

  • Menno, $157,000 loan for water meter replacement, with $39,250 awarded as principal forgiveness
  • Trail West Sanitary District, $1,651,000 loan for a water system acquisition and improvements, with $825,500 of that in principal forgiveness

 

The grant, loans, and principal forgiveness were awarded from DENR’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program and Solid Waste Management Program.

 

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling, and waste tire projects.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $25,000 for Sturgis Recycling Collection Equipment

 

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 22, 2011

For More Information: Stacy Froelich, 773-4216

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

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $25,000 grant to Sturgis for recycling collection equipment.

 

“These funds from the Solid Waste Management Program will help Sturgis purchase necessary equipment to improve the city’s recycling collection operations,” the Governor said. “The new equipment will both improve service to the customers and make the city’s recycling operations more efficient.”

 

Sturgis seeks to expand the city’s recycling operation in an effort to divert more solid waste from reaching the landfill. The city currently recycles old newsprint and corrugated cardboard. This project calls for the purchase of two compartmentalized trailers for placement at selected sites for collecting additional recyclables and the purchase of a larger baler for recycling cardboard.

 

The estimated cost for the recycling equipment is $50,000.

 

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 in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $157,000 Loan for Menno Water Meter Project

 

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 22, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

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

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $157,000 low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for Menno to replace the city’s existing water meters.

 

The $157,000 loan amount includes $39,250 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $117,750.

 

“This loan will help Menno purchase and install new water meters for the city’s drinking water system,” the Governor said. “The new meters will improve the system and benefit the community by providing more accurate readings of actual water useage.”

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $157,383. 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 in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $1.65 Million Loan for Trail West Sanitary District Water Project

 

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 22, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

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

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $1.65 million low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for Trail West Sanitary District to acquire and rehabilitate the water system that serves a Piedmont area subdivision.

 

The $1,651,000 loan amount includes $825,500 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $825,500.

 

“This loan will help Trail West subdivision home owners purchase the existing privately-owned drinking water system that serves the subdivision,” the Governor said. “They plan to make much-needed upgrades to make the system more reliable and improve water quality.”

 

The Trail West subdivision’s water system has been sold six times since 1973. Home owners have experienced significant rate increases without improvements to the system.

 

The project will include the Trail West Sanitary District acquiring the drinking water system and rehabilitating the system to ensure compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. Needed upgrades include upgrades to the well and distribution system, meter replacement, and installing an iron filtration system.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $1.65 million. The loan terms are 3 percent interest for 20 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 in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $1.37 Million Loan for Clay Rural Water System Project

 

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 22, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jim Feeney, 773-4216

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

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $1.37 million low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for Clay Rural Water System to make improvements to the system.

 

The $1,369,758 project will include constructing three sludge drying lagoons at the system’s Wakonda water treatment plant and replacing existing water meters.

 

“This loan will help the Clay Rural Water System make necessary improvements to the system by providing low-interest interim financing during the construction period,” the Governor said.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $1.37 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 in Pierre.

 

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