Information Services - June 2012 Press Releases

 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $45 Million for Environmental Projects

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $1 Million Loan for Aberdeen Drinking Water Project

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $31.6 Million for Brookings Wastewater Projects

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $732,000 Loan for Canton Sewer Project

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $705,000 Loan for Colonial Pine Hills Sanitary District Drinking Water Project

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $1.633 Million Loan for Custer Wastewater Project

   Gov. Daugaard Announces Nearly $1.9 Million for Dell Rapids Drinking Water and Wastewater Project

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $487,500 for Hisega Meadows Water Drinking Water Project

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $100,000 for Lincoln County Drainage Project

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $719,000 Loan for Mid-Dakota Rural Water System Drinking Water Project

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $860,000 for Millennium Recycling Equipment Purchase

   Gov. Daugaard Announces Nearly $2 Million for Mobridge Drinking Water and Storm Sewer Projects

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $340,000 for Niche Sanitary District Regionalization Project

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $131,000 Loan for Perkins County Rural Water System

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $637,590 for Rapid City Drinking Water Project

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $240,000 for Roberts County Regional Landfill Equipment Purchase

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $483,000 for Southern Missouri Recycling and Waste Management District Landfill Project

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $600,000 for Tri-County Landfill Association Landfill Project

   Gov. Daugaard Announces $850,000 for Tripp County Water Users District Drinking Water Project

DENR Lifts Boil-Water Order for City of Aberdeen

DENR Issues Boil Order to City of Aberdeen

DENR Accepting Applications for Water Quality Projects

 


 

Gov. Daugaard Announces $45 Million for Environmental Projects

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

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 $45 million in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, storm water, drainage, landfill, and recycling projects. The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

The $45,018,090 total includes nearly $2.8 million in grants and $42.2 million in loans, with $856,000 of the loan total in principal forgiveness.

 

“Making grant and loan funds available for these projects will result in better drinking water, improved wastewater, 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:

  • Lincoln County:  $100,000 grant for Spring Creek drainage improvements
  • Rapid City:  $637,590 grant for water utility system enhancements

 

Loans were awarded to the following:

  • Aberdeen:  $1,040,000 loan for Elm River raw water intake
  • Canton:  $732,000 loan for Beaver Creek sanitary sewer lift station
  • Colonial Pine Hills Sanitary District:  $705,000 loan for well filtration system
  • Custer:  $1,633,000 loan for wastewater system improvements
  • Mid-Dakota Rural Water System, Inc.:  $719,000 loan for Redfield service area water storage tank
  • Millennium Recycling, Inc.:  $860,000 loan for equipment purchase
  • Mobridge:  two loans totaling $1,976,000; includes a $1,212,000 loan for water tower replacement and $764,000 loan for storm sewer
  • Tripp County Water Users District:  $850,000 loan for Fairfax tower replacement

 

Loans with principal forgiveness were awarded to the following:

  • Hisega Meadows Water, Inc.:  $487,500 loan for water system upgrades, with $250,000 in principal forgiveness
  • Perkins County Rural Water System, Inc.:  $131,000 loan for a booster station, with the full $131,000 in principal forgiveness

 

Grant and loan packages were awarded to the following:

  • Brookings:  $31,600,000 total that includes a $30,600,000 loan for wastewater system improvements and a $1,000,000 grant for a pre-treatment facility
  • Dell Rapids:  $1,884,000 total includes a $987,000 package for wastewater improvements that includes a $375,000 grant and $612,000 loan; and an $897,000 loan for drinking water improvements, with $250,000 in principal forgiveness
  • Niche Sanitary District:  $340,000 package for water system regionalization that includes a $25,000 grant and a $315,000 loan, with $225,000 in principal forgiveness
  • Roberts County Regional Landfill:  $240,000 package that includes a $96,000 grant and a $144,000 loan for equipment purchase
  • Southern Missouri Recycling & Waste Management District:  $483,000 package that includes a $241,000 grant and a $242,000 loan for construction of a new disposal trench
  • Tri-County Landfill Association:  $600,000 package that includes a $300,000 grant and $300,000 loan for construction of a new disposal trench

 

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, and non-point source pollution abatement projects. The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling, and waste tire projects.

 

The grant and loan funds come from dedicated water funding that is deposited in the state Water and Environment Fund.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $1 Million Loan for Aberdeen Drinking Water Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

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 $1.04 million low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to replace the city of Aberdeen’s raw water intake.

 

“This loan will help Aberdeen install a new intake for its water treatment facility along the Elm River,” the Governor said. “The existing intake structure and piping are old and no longer functioning efficiently to meet the city’s drinking water demands.”

 

The project involves constructing a rock filter berm to create an intake pool. Sediment will be filtered out of the surface water as it flows from the Elm River through the berm to the intake pool. Water will be drawn from the intake pool to the water treatment plant.

 

The loan will cover most of the estimated cost of the project. 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.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $31.6 Million for Brookings Wastewater Projects

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

For More Information: Mike Perkovich, 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 $31.6 million grant and loan package for Brookings to make wastewater system improvements.

 

The funding includes a $1 million grant from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program for a pre-treatment facility to partially treat industrial wastewater and a $30.6 million low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program for improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment system. The loan terms are 3.25 percent interest for 30 years.

 

“These funds will help meet the future wastewater demands of a growing community,” the Governor said. “The Brooking’s treatment system is nearing the end of its useful life and needs to be upgraded and expanded.”

 

The project involves construction of an up-flow anaerobic sludge-blanket system to reduce the organic strength of the wastewater, followed by a dissolved air-flotation process to remove suspended solids.  The partially treated wastewater is then conveyed to the Brookings wastewater treatment facility for final processing.

 

The wastewater treatment facility improvements involve significant upgrades and expansion of the city’s treatment facility and the construction of a combined-flow equalization pumping station.  The project also involves replacing sanitary sewer mains in conjunction with reconstruction of South Dakota Highway 14.

 

The total estimated costs for the projects are $5.5 million for the pretreatment facility and $30.6 million for wastewater treatment system improvements.

 

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 board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $732,000 Loan for Canton Sewer Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

For More Information: Mike Perkovich, 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 $732,000 low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to add a sanitary sewer lift station at Canton.

 

“These funds will help Canton address sanitary sewer issues that stem from a 30-year old lift station that is in poor condition,” the Governor said.

 

The project involves constructing a new sanitary sewer lift station and force-main system west of Beaver Creek and includes the installation of 1,150 feet of gravity sewer line and 1,500 feet of force-main to connect to the city’s sanitary sewer system.

 

The total estimated cost of the project is $1.032 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. Daugaard Announces $705,000 Loan for Colonial Pine Hills Sanitary District Drinking Water Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

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 $705,000 low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for Colonial Pine Hills Sanitary District to improve the district’s drinking water system.

 

“This loan will help Colonial Pine Hills Sanitary District make necessary improvements to ensure high-quality drinking water is provided to its residents,” the Governor said.

 

Colonial Pine Hills is located about two miles southwest of Rapid City.

 

The project involves installation of a new microfiltration water treatment unit at the Croyle well house and installation of 2,000 feet of transmission line from the Nonanna well to the filtration unit, which will treat water from both wells.

 

The loan will cover the estimated cost of the project. 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.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $1.633 Million Loan for Custer Wastewater Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

For More Information: Mike Perkovich, 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 $1.633 million low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for wastewater system improvements in Custer.

 

“These funds will help Custer make necessary upgrades to both its wastewater collection and treatment systems,” the Governor said.

 

The funding will be used to replace or re-line about 9,000 feet of 8-, 10-, and 12-inch sanitary sewer lines along Mount Rushmore Road, between Centennial Drive and 10th Street. That was identified as the city’s highest priority area for sewer line rehabilitation.  The project also involves replacing the aeration system at the wastewater treatment facility with 12 floating aerators with high-efficiency blowers.  The new aerators are expected to provide significant cost and energy savings.

 

The loan will cover the estimated cost of the project.  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. Daugaard Announces Nearly $1.9 Million for Dell Rapids Drinking Water and Wastewater Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

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 nearly $1.9 million funding package for Dell Rapids to make drinking water and wastewater improvements.

 

The $1,884,000 includes an $897,000 low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for drinking water improvements.  The loan amount includes $250,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $647,000.  The funding for wastewater improvements includes a $375,000 grant from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program and $612,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

 

“This funding package will help Dell Rapids make necessary improvements to the city’s drinking water and wastewater systems in conjunction with a major road reconstruction project,” the Governor said.

 

The project involves replacing water lines and replacing or installing new sanitary sewer lines on 15th Street and Garfield Avenue, State Avenue, and the Big Sioux River crossing on Garfield Avenue. It also involves installing storm sewers and inlets in the 15th Street and Garfield Avenue and State Avenue project areas.

 

Including road reconstruction, the estimated cost of the project is $2.8 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 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for wastewater and storm water projects.  The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects statewide.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $487,500 for Hisega Meadows Water Drinking Water Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

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 $487,500 low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for Hisega Meadows Water, Inc. to make drinking water system improvements.

 

The loan amount includes $250,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $237,500.

 

“These funds will help Hisega Meadows Water make necessary water-system improvements to ensure high-quality drinking water is provided to its residents,” the Governor said.

 

Hisega Meadows is located about six miles southwest of Rapid City. Its water system is comprised of 195 drinking water connections, serving nearly 500 people.  Hisega Meadows Water, Inc. previously acquired a privately owned water system that had been serving Hisega Meadows and is in need of significant upgrades.

 

The project involves the installation of 5,100 feet of 6-inch PVC line, 14 curb stops, and four flushing hydrants.

 

The loan will cover the estimated cost of the project. 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 and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $100,000 for Lincoln County Drainage Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

For More Information: Jim Feeney or 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 $100,000 grant from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program to Lincoln County for a Spring Creek drainage project.

 

“These funds will enable Lincoln County to improve drainage along Spring Creek and prevent recurring flood-related problems,” the Governor said.

 

The drainage improvement project involves constructing channel improvements and installing higher capacity culverts along Spring Creek. The project will alleviate recurring water backup, ponding, flooding, and erosion that damages homes, property and infrastructure.

 

The estimated cost of the project is nearly $2 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.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $719,000 Loan for Mid-Dakota Rural Water System Drinking Water Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

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 $719,000 low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for Mid-Dakota Rural Water System to add a water storage tank for service to the Redfield area.

 

The project involves constructing a 150,000-gallon elevated water storage tank for the Redfield service area, which is now served by water from a storage tank near Highmore.

 

“This loan will help enhance the availability of high-quality drinking water to Mid-Dakota’s customers in the Redfield area,” the Governor said.

 

The estimated cost of the project is $819,000. 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 in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $860,000 for Millennium Recycling Equipment Purchase

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

For More Information: Jim Feeney or 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 an $860,000 low-interest loan from the Solid Waste Management Program for Millennium Recycling in Sioux Falls to purchase equipment.

 

“These funds will help Millennium Recycling obtain equipment to accept additional recyclables, which will reduce the waste stream to regional landfills,” the Governor said.

 

The project involves adding equipment to allow Millennium Recycling to sort plastic containers, such as milk, juice and broth cartons, for recycling.  Additionally, Millennium will reconfigure sections of its single-stream recycling process to add the new capability and increase the efficiency of its operation.

 

The estimated cost of the equipment is nearly $1.2 million. The loan terms are 2.25 percent interest for 10 years.

 

The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling, and waste tire projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces Nearly $2 Million for Mobridge Drinking Water and Storm Sewer Projects

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

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 nearly $2 million in low-interest loans for improvements to the drinking water and storm sewer systems in Mobridge.

 

The $1,976,000 funding package includes a $1.212 million loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to replace a water tower and a $764,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for storm sewer improvements. The loan terms are 2.25 percent interest for 30 years for the water tower project and 3 percent for 20 years for the storm sewer project.

 

“These funds will help Mobridge make necessary improvements to the city’s infrastructure to improve drinking water reliability and better manage storm water,” the Governor said.

 

The drinking water project involves replacing a 100,000-gallon elevated water storage tank with a 600,000-gallon elevated water storage tank. The project also involves upgrades to an existing 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.

 

The storm sewer project involves constructing about 2,800 feet of storm sewer collection pipe along Second Avenue W and Railroad Street SW.

 

The loans will cover the entire estimated cost of the two projects.

 

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 board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $340,000 for Niche Sanitary District Regionalization Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

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 $340,000 funding package that will allow Niche Sanitary District near Summerset to make the necessary improvements to become part of a regional water system. 

 

The funding includes a $25,000 grant from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program and a $315,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program.  The loan includes $225,000 in principal forgiveness, which reduces the repayment amount to $90,000. The loan terms are 2.25 percent interest for 30 years.

 

“This loan will help Niche Sanitary District improve its drinking water system prior to consolidating with the Black Hawk Water Users District,” the Governor said. “Water system regionalization is generally a more efficient means of providing affordable, high-quality drinking water than small drinking water systems.”

 

The project involves replacing existing water distribution lines with six-inch PVC lines and replacing individual service lines and meters to each user in the district. The project also entails connecting the Niche Sanitary District to the Black Hawk Water Users District, which will then take ownership of the pipelines and supply water to Niche Sanitary District residents as individual users of the Black Hawk Water Users District.

 

The estimated cost of the project is $377,730.  Niche Sanitary District was previously awarded a $37,730 grant from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program for this project.

 

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 Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects statewide.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $131,000 Loan for Perkins County Rural Water System

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

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 $131,000 low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to add a booster station for the Perkins County Rural Water System.

 

The entire loan amount was awarded as principal forgiveness, which eliminates any repayment obligation.

 

“This loan will help Perkins County Rural Water System add a booster station that will provide better water pressure and more reliable water service as more customers are connected to the regional water system,” the Governor said.

 

The new booster station will be located three miles north of the junction of South Dakota Highways 75 and 20.

 

The award will cover the total estimated cost of the project.

 

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 in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $637,590 for Rapid City Drinking Water Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

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 $637,590 grant from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program for improvements to the Rapid City water utility system.

 

“This grant will help Rapid City update and improve its water system to ensure high-quality drinking water is provided to community residents,” the Governor said.

 

The project involves ongoing construction of a water treatment plant, raw water intake, and raw water line in the Jackson Springs area.

 

The estimated cost of the project is more than $45.4 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. Daugaard Announces $240,000 for Roberts County Regional Landfill Equipment Purchase

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

For More Information: Jim Feeney or 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 $240,000 grant and loan package to purchase equipment for the Roberts County Regional Landfill.

 

The funding includes a $96,000 grant and $144,000 low-interest loan from the Solid Waste Management Program.

 

“These funds will help the Roberts County Regional Landfill purchase new equipment to help the landfill operate more efficiently and better serve its customers,” the Governor said.

 

The project involves purchasing a new front-end loader to use during daily operations at the landfill. The landfill’s current loader is nearly 40 years old and is nearing the end of its useful life. The project also involves purchasing a new skid-steer loader that will more efficiently unload materials for customers and transport the waste to the proper disposal location.

 

The funding package will cover the estimated cost of the equipment. The loan terms are 2.25 percent interest for five years.

 

The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling, and waste tire projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $483,000 for Southern Missouri Recycling and Waste Management District Landfill Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

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 $483,000 grant and loan package for the Southern Missouri Recycling and Waste Management District to construct a new disposal cell at its regional landfill near Lake Andes.

 

The funding includes a $241,000 grant from the Solid Waste Management Program and a $242,000 low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program.

 

“The regional landfill near Lake Andes is nearing capacity at its existing solid waste disposal cell,” the Governor said. “These funds will help Southern Missouri upgrade the regional landfill and provide extra capacity to continue to accept municipal waste.”

 

The project involves constructing a 2.4-acre, solid-waste disposal cell that will provide sufficient landfill capacity to accept solid waste through 2025. The project also includes constructing a leachate collection system to convey leachate to the landfill’s storage pond and completing the final cover on a cell that is filled to capacity.

 

The grant and loan will cover the estimated cost of the project. The loan terms are 2.25 percent interest for 10 years.

 

The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling, and waste tire projects.  The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for wastewater, storm sewer projects, and non-point source pollution abatement projects including water quality protection components associated with landfills.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $600,000 for Tri-County Landfill Association Landfill Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

For More Information: Jim Feeney or 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 $600,000 grant and loan package for the Tri-County Landfill Association to construct a new disposal cell at its regional landfill near Pukwana.

 

The funding includes a $300,000 grant and $300,000 low-interest loan from the Solid Waste Management Program.

 

“The regional landfill near Pukwana is nearing capacity in its existing solid-waste disposal cell,” the Governor said. “These funds will help Tri-County Landfill Association upgrade the regional landfill and provide extra capacity to continue to accept municipal waste.”

 

The project involves constructing a five-acre, solid-waste disposal cell that will provide landfill capacity to accept solid waste through 2023. The project also includes constructing a leachate collection system to convey leachate to the landfill’s storage pond.

 

The funding will cover the estimated total cost of the project. The loan terms are 2.25 percent interest for seven years.

 

The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling, and waste tire projects.

 

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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Gov. Daugaard Announces $850,000 for Tripp County Water Users District Drinking Water Project

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2012

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 an $850,000 low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to replace  the Tripp County Water Users District water tower at Fairfax.

 

“The old water tower at Fairfax is becoming increasingly unreliable,” the Governor said. “The new water tower will ensure that drinking water is available for area residents.”

 

The project involves constructing a 100,000-gallon elevated water storage tank to replace the existing 100,000-gallon water tower constructed in 1919. The old tank has structural deficiencies that cannot be corrected.

 

The estimated cost of the project is $869,500. 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.

The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

 

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DENR Lifts Boil-Water Order for City of Aberdeen

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 22, 2012

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kim Smith, (605) 773-3152

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today lifted a boil-water order for the city of Aberdeen.

 

The order was issued Wednesday (June 20) after routine and repeat drinking water samples taken by city officials showed the presence of total coliform and E. coli.

 

The order has been rescinded because consecutive sets of samples from Aberdeen’s drinking water distribution system came back “safe.” Samples were taken from throughout the city and in a concentrated area where earlier samples had shown the presence of total coliform and E. coli.

 

The source of contamination has not been determined. Aberdeen city officials will continue to monitor and investigate to determine what caused the contamination.

 

In their efforts to cleanse the city’s drinking water distribution system and restore drinking water, Aberdeen city officials increased disinfection levels throughout the distribution system, super-chlorinated the system in the areas of concern, and flushed the system several times.

 

For more information, contact the Aberdeen Public Works Office at 605-626-7010.

 

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DENR Issues Boil Order to City of Aberdeen

 

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 21, 2012

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kim Smith, 773-3152

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued a boil water order to the city of Aberdeen yesterday (Wednesday, June 20). The order will remain in effect until further notice.

 

The boil water order came about when routine and repeat drinking water samples taken by city officials showed the presence of total coliform and E. coli. Routine city drinking water samples were taken on June 12. Repeat samples were taken on June 18.

 

Under the order from DENR, Aberdeen officials must notify consumers of the boil water order and implement a course of action to correct what may have contributed to the unsafe drinking water samples. Corrective action may include batch chlorination, continuous chlorination, and flushing the city’s drinking water distribution system.

 

The bacteria present in total coliform and E. coli can make those who drink the water without boiling it first sick. The bacteria pose special health risks for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

 

Symptoms include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, and other symptoms. If any of these symptoms persist, individuals should seek medical advice.

 

For more information, contact the Aberdeen Public Works Office at 626-7010.

 

NOTE: Attached is a timeline of events leading up to issuance of the boil water order.


Municipal water systems are required to sample for bacteriological presence/absence with the number of samples based on population size.  The City of Aberdeen is required to sample at 30 different sample sites spread out across their system each month.  Typically, Aberdeen collects 10 samples per week during the first three weeks of the month. 

 

TIMELINE

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

  • Aberdeen collects and submits second set of 10 samples for June. (First set of June samples were safe or absent of coliform bacteria).

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

  • State Health Lab receives samples and sets up tests.

 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

  • Lab notifies Drinking Water program that completed testing find 8 samples safe and 2 unsafe (bacteria present).   Unsafe samples were from Site #8 @ OM Tiffany (total coliform and E Coli positive) and Site #22 @ Primrose Corp. (total coliform positive).
  • More than one unsafe sample results in a violation occurred. Drinking Water notifies the city of the violation and the need to do additional repeat sampling and notify the public. The City must collect 3 additional samples for each unsafe sample – one from the original sample site, as well as a tap upstream and downstream to determine if the issue is limited to the specific sample site or more widespread.  

 

Monday, June 18, 2012

  • Aberdeen collects and submits the required repeat samples to the State Health Lab.

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

  • The lab receives the samples and sets them up for the typical 24-hour hold time in the incubator.

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  • The Lab notifies the Drinking Water Program that 2 of the 6 repeat samples are safe and 1 - taken upstream on North Dakota Street - is unsafe (total coliform and E Coli positive).  Because the unsafe sample is not from the original unsafe sample site, an acute MCL violation has occurred, requiring the Drinking Water Program to issue a boil water order to the City. Test results are pending on three remaining samples.  
  • Rob Kittay and Mark Mayer of the Drinking Water program call Janel Ellingson, Aberdeen Water Plant Superintendent, to inform her of the sample results and tell her that the City will have to issue a boil water notice.  The official notice requiring the city to issue the boil water order is also emailed to Janel along with the public notice handbook.
  • Health Department places Aberdeen on active surveillance for possible related illness. 
  • City issues boil water notice through local media.

 

Next Steps

  • The city must implement a course of action demonstrating that they have resolved any issues that may have contributed to the unsafe samples – may include flushing certain areas, increasing their chlorination dosage, boosting the chlorine levels in the problem areas, or any other ideas the city staff may propose.
  • Once the plan is implemented and Drinking Water concurs, the city will collect additional samples to demonstrate that the bacteriological quality has been restored. Then Drinking Water will lift the boil order.

 

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DENR Accepting Applications for Water Quality Projects

 

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 1, 2012

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Pete Jahraus, (605) 773-4254

 

PIERRE – The South Dakota Department of and Natural Resources (DENR) is accepting applications through October 1, 2012, for projects eligible for federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 nonpoint source control grants.

 

DENR officials anticipate approximately $2 million will be available for projects in South Dakota. The federal Environmental Protection Agency grants require 40 percent local match.

 

Eligible applicants include governmental agencies; state government subdivisions, such as conservation districts, water development districts, counties and municipalities; universities; certain nonprofit organizations; and federally recognized Indian tribes. Other groups may participate by applying through one of the eligible entities as a project partner.

 

Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act provides grants to reduce water pollution from nonpoint sources, such as polluted runoff from urban, agricultural, and forest lands. DENR historically has used the Section 319 funds primarily to develop and implement projects designed to reduce nonpoint source pollution to meet Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). South Dakota water bodies in need of TMDLs are listed in the 2012 Integrated Report for Surface Water Quality Assessment. A copy of the report is available from the DENR website at http://denr.sd.gov/documents/12irfinal.pdf and at libraries throughout the state.

 

Nonpoint source pollution originates from many sources, including heavily fertilized lawns, urban runoff that carries street and pet wastes, agricultural fields, small livestock operations, and natural sources, such as highly erosive soils. The primary nonpoint source pollutants in South Dakota are sediment, phosphorus, nitrogen, and fecal coliform bacteria.

 

Entities interested in applying for Section 319 grant funds by the October 1 deadline are encouraged to contact DENR at (605) 773-4254 or obtain application guidance at http://denr.sd.gov/dfta/wp/319.aspx.

 

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