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DANR Announces More Than $243.7 Million for South Dakota Environmental Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 23, 2022
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DANR Announces More Than $243.7 Million for South Dakota Environmental Projects
 
PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $243,789,728 in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste projects in South Dakota.
 
The $243,789,728 total includes $118,691,165 in grants and $125,098,563 in low-interest loans to be administered by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
 
“I am pleased to announce this financial assistance is available,” said DANR Secretary Hunter Roberts. “This funding will result in upgraded drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and support solid waste cleanup projects which will benefit the system users and the environment.”
 
The grants and loans were awarded from DANR’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program, Solid Waste Management Program, and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to the following:
 
Brandon received a $1,345,005 ARPA grant for sanitary sewer trunk main to support the growth on the west side of the city. The alignment will allow for sanitary sewer service on the north and south side of the Ellis & Eastern Railroad tracks. These funds and local funds will cover the project costs.
 
Bridgewater received a $666,119 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $3,851,442 ARPA grant to replace storm sewer outfall line from the southern city limits to the discharge point. Sanitary and storm sewer pipe replacement will occur in various locations throughout the community. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the project costs.
 
Black Hawk Water User District received a $1,181,600 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $506,400 ARPA grant to install 12-inch water main to increase system pressure and capacity and improve water quality to services east of Interstate 90. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years.
 
Canova received a $25,114 ARPA grant to make improvements to its water tower, install water meters, and replace media in its water treatment plant. Funding for this project was originally awarded by the board in June 2021.
 
Chamberlain received a $1,190,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $910,000 ARPA grant to install sewer and storm sewer in the city’s new Smokey Groves development and to replace sewer line on Main Street. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the project costs.
 
Chamberlain also received a $529,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $271,000 ARPA grant to improve its water system. Improvements include water main replacement and looping, replacing the recarbonation system, and installing a rotameter and vaporization chamber at the water treatment plant. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 30 years. These funds and local funds will cover the project costs.
 
Colman received a $758,100 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,236,900 ARPA grant for replacing and relining of sewer mains, manholes, and service lines in various areas of the community. This project will address sewer lines that need repair. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years.
 
Colman also received a $230,400 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $249,600 ARPA grant to furnish and install PVC water mains, valves, fittings, hydrants, and service lines in a section of the system adjacent to SD Highway 34. The current water distribution system is beyond its design life. The terms of the loan are1.875 percent for 30 years.
 
Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District received a $411,708 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $247,025 ARPA grant to replace the ductile force main to transport wastewater to Sioux City for treatment. The terms of the loan are 2 percent for 20 years. These funds and other local funds will cover project costs.
 
Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District also received a $260,014 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and $155,766 ARPA grant to install a parallel line to the north lift station to provide a redundant crossing under Interstate 29. The terms of the loan are 2 percent for 20 years. These funds and local funds will cover the project costs.
 
Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District also received a $429,300 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and $257,100 ARPA grant to install a water line under Interstate-29 to loop the system, and provide a second line to connect the east and west distribution systems. This will improve pressure in critical segments of the distribution system while providing redundancy between the east and west side. The terms of the loan are 2 percent for 20 years. These funds and local funds will cover the project costs.
 
De Smet received a $1,196,650 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $703,100 ARPA grant to replace sewer mains, service lines, manholes, curb and gutter, and televise sanitary sewer. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years.
 
De Smet also received a $2,272,500 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $2,777,500 ARPA grant to replace water mains, service lines, fire hydrants, and valves. The project will also include water tower rehabilitation. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 30 years.
 
Dupree received a $1,314,452 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,924,110 ARPA grant to televise and clean the entire collection system, with replacement or relining of the system to follow, replacement of a force main, and wastewater treatment lagoon rehabilitation. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds and other local funds will cover the cost of the project.
 
Fall River Water User District received a $2,915,450 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $7,091,550 ARPA grant to make numerous improvements to the districts’ water system. The major improvements include construction of a 150,000-gallon ground storage reservoir at the Fairburn well site to improve chlorine contact time and approximately 20 miles of 8-inch pipeline and other miscellaneous improvements to the Fairburn well pumping and control facilities. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years.
 
Flandreau received a $2,776,087 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,396,832 ARPA grant to replace sewer mains, service lines, manholes, and curb and gutter. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the project costs.
 
Flandreau also received a $2,818,087 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,414,832 ARPA grant for improvements in the water distribution system in the southeast portion of the community. This includes replacement of water mains, service lines, fire hydrants, and valves. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the project costs.
 
Gayville received an amendment to an existing funding package for an additional $500,000 of Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan funds. The project to replace sanitary and storm sewer along Kingsbury Street, construct a new lift station, and make improvements at the wastewater treatment facility was originally funded in April 2022. The additional funds were needed to address higher project costs than expected.
 
Hermosa received a $2,861,956 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan and a $163,044 ARPA grant to drill a new well to provide additional water, install a main to connect the well to a new treatment system, and expand the distribution system to “Gumbo Lily” Area. The terms of the loan are 1.625 percent for 30 years. These funds and other local funds will cover the project costs.
 
Howard received a $2,472,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $2,665,864 ARPA grant to reline more than 29,600 feet of sanitary sewer pipe. This will address infiltration and inflow concerns which stress the collection system and reduces the capacity of its treatment system. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years.
 
Huron received a $720,000 ARPA grant to upgrade storm sewer systems due to the Dakota Events Complex project. This will improve storm water management and provide a better experience for fair goers. These funds and local funds will cover the cost of the project.
 
Huron also received a $1,903,500 ARPA grant to make sanitary sewer collection improvements, replace lift stations, and improve SCADA systems. These funds and other local funds will cover the cost of the project.
 
Huron also received a $4,872,084 ARPA grant to replace water lines, replace water meters, and improve water supply and SCADA systems. These funds and other local funding will cover the cost of the project.
 
Ipswich received a $814,112 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,770,370 ARPA grant to construct a storm sewer system to help alleviate the storm water issues throughout the city. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years.
 
Isabel received a $828,204 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $418,835 ARPA grant to clean and televise sanitary sewer, then reline or replace sewer line as necessary. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds and other local funds will cover the project costs.
 
James River Water Development District received a $5,000,000 ARPA grant to assist landowners with installing best management practices to improve water quality within the watershed by preventing nutrient and sediment run-off. Best management practices may include items like animal waste management systems, fencing, alternative water sources, purchase of easements for seasonal riparian area management, and other proven practices. These funds and other state, local, federal, and private landowner funds will be utilized to complete the work throughout the watershed.
 
Keystone received a $102,200 Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program loan and a $92,800 ARPA grant to drill an additional well to increase capacity during high-use summer tourism season. The project includes a well, pump house, and water main to loop two dead end lines. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years.
 
Lead received $130,469 Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program grant and a $142,163 ARPA grant a to install new sanitary sewer lines and storm sewer infrastructure including new sewer lines and manholes. These funds and other local funds will cover the project costs.
 
Lead also received a $109,133 Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program grant and a $78,154 ARPA grant to install new water main and related water system distribution improvements such as curb stops, gate valves, and fire hydrants. This will address aging utility infrastructure. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 30 years. These funds and other local funds will cover the project costs.
 
Lead Deadwood Sanitary District received a $634,900 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $272,100 ARPA grant to improve reliability and efficiency by installing modern aeration system components. The project will include replacing of five aeration blowers and installing fine bubble diffusersm aeration piping, and a blower control system monitor. The terms of the loan are 2 percent for 20 years.
 
Lead-Deadwood Sanitary District also received a $2,604,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,116,000 ARPA grant to repair system deficiencies and improve reliability. The project includes pipe and transmission line repairs and replacement, rehabilitation of an existing tunnel, intake, and trestle bridge, and purchase of a backup generator. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 30 years.
 
Marion received a $134,655 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $124,027 ARPA grant to address cracked and bulging storm sewer pipe. The pipe will be replaced with PVC pipe. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds along with a prior DANR grant and loan funding package and local funds will cover the project costs.
 
Marion also received a $134,655 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $124,027 ARPA grant to replace old cast iron pipes that have outlived their useful life. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 30 years. These funds along with a prior DANR grant and loan funding package and local funds will cover the project costs.
 
Mitchell received a $17,675,902 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $2,846,472 ARPA grant to make improvements to its wastewater treatment facility. Mitchell originally received funding for this project in January 2022. Based on increased project costs the city requested additional funding for the project. The loan includes $1,733,374 of nonpoint source incentive funding for the continued installation of best management practices in the Firesteel Creek watershed basin. The terms of the loan are 1.375 percent for 30 years.
 
Mobridge received a $7,123,072 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $3,554,779 ARPA grant to replace the intake system in the Missouri River, replace water lines, and either move the north water tower or install a ground storage tank with a booster pump station to increase water pressure. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 30 years. These funds and local funds will cover the project costs.
 
Newell received a $347,900 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $255,100 APRA grant to expand its wastewater collection system to serve areas of the community not currently sewered and in need of utilities. The project includes new sanitary sewer, manholes, lift station, force main, necessary sewer main replacements and other related improvements. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the cost of the project.
 
Newell also received a $649,400 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $342,600 ARPA grant to replace portions of its aged and unreliable water distribution system. New water line will be installed, and a new water booster station will be constructed. The terms of the loan are 1.625 percent for 30 years. These funds and local funds will cover the project costs.
 
Northdale Sanitary District received a $132,000 ARPA grant to replace an existing force main that could be compromised by further expansion of a collapsed abandoned mine. Funding for this project was originally awarded by the board in March 2021.
 
Peever received a $1,663,173 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $914,000 ARPA grant to replace sanitary sewer pipe that is in poor condition. The project will also replace a lift station that is nearing the end of its useful life and make improvements to the wastewater treatment ponds. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years.
 
Presho received a $105,000 Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program loan and a $45,000 ARPA grant to replace the city’s water meters and include an automated reading system with compatible billing software to monitor water sales and evaluate potential water losses. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 10 years.
 
Randall Community Water District received a $38,734,175 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $11,256,825 ARPA grant to construct the first phase of a connection to the city of Mitchell for additional water capacity. This project will also accommodate growth with upgraded water lines, treatment facilities, booster stations, and storage, and extend pipe from the storage facility south of Platte to the existing elevated tank south of Stickney. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 30 years.
 
Rapid City received a $3,400,000 ARPA grant for improvements to the Water Reclamation Facility. The project includes replacing process, mechanical, and electrical equipment and architectural items that are outdated. Additionally, the entrance access gates will be relocated, and a new chain link fence will be constructed.
 
Rapid City also received a $350,000 ARPA grant to make improvements to the Robbinsdale Water Booster Station and various water storage facilities. The project includes replacing the old electrical distribution gear and motor starters, installing a flow meter and SCADA upgrades, constructing a chain-link fence, and upgrading gate access.
 
Rosholt received a $1,397,500 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $752,500 ARPA grant to replace its existing water tower with a new 75,000-gallon water tower. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years.
 
Spearfish received a $5,964,700 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $2,556,300 ARPA grant to expand treatment capacity and replace aging infrastructure. This includes sanitary sewer replacement and upsizing mains. Work at the wastewater treatment facility includes storage for peak flow equalization, screen replacement, return flow automation, and perimeter fencing. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years.
 
Spearfish also received a $3,234,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,386,000 ARPA grant for a new water supply well and a 750,000-gallon water storage tank to be constructed northwest of I90 Exit 17. The area has experience significant growth and requires additional drinking water infrastructure with additional water storage to improve system resiliency. The terms of the loan are 1.625 percent for 30 years.
 
South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority received a $300,000 ARPA grant to undertake a study to determine the critical water supply needs of the regional area served by multiple entities. This study will assist in optimizing planned and future water infrastructure improvements in the region.
 
Timber Lake received a $2,229,066 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $464,334 ARPA grant to clean and televise all unlined sewer mains in town and replace existing sewer mains. Sewer main will be extended to the north and southwest and a lift station constructed to convey flows. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds and local funds will cover project costs.
 
Tri-County Landfill Association received a $660,000 Solid Waste Management Program loan and a $440,000 Solid Waste Management Program grant to construct a new cell at the Tri-County Landfill near Pukwana. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 7 years.
 
Tulare received a $1,449,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,053,267 ARPA grant to increase treatment capacity, upgrade and repair its sanitary sewer collection system, and extend the life of the current system. The town plans to replace the sanitary sewer, lift station, and force mains to the ponds. The project will also upgrade treatment ponds to a three-cell system and install new pond piping. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the project costs.
 
Valley Springs received a $521,168 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $3,018,560 ARPA grant to construct new well houses with new equipment and separate chemical rooms, as the current houses have reached the end of their useful life and do not meet current code. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the cost of this project.
 
Vermillion received a $502,500 ARPA grant to replace the Tom Street lift station with a new larger capacity and safer facility. These funds and local ARPA funds will cover the project costs.

Watertown
received a $1,428,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $212,000 ARPA grant for a new landfill cell and to complete phased construction of various storm water improvements adjacent at the landfill. The terms of the loan are 2 percent for 20 years. These funds and a prior Solid Waste Management Program grant will cover the costs of the project.
 
Watertown received a $699,748 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $299,892 ARPA grant to replace or upgrade the lime slaker, SCADA system, and chlorine generator equipment due to increased breakdown and maintenance. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 20 years.

Watertown received $4,857,300 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $2,081,700 ARPA grant to develop a new well field starting with four wells, control building, and raw water lines connected to the existing Sioux Conifer Well Field raw water line. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 30 years.

Watertown received $3,403,610 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,458,690 ARPA grant to replace outdated water mains and loop them to improve water quality and flows. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 30 years.

Watertown received $2,339,050 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $1,002,450 ARPA grant to replace a 130-year-old water main on 3rd Avenue NW to meet current and future water demands. The terms of the loan are 1.875 percent for 30 years.
 
WEB Water Development Association received a $32,710,000 ARPA grant to upsize its parallel water line from the water treatment plant to the intersection of Highway 83 and Highway 12. This project is meant to meet the growing water needs of the region.
 
Weston Heights Homeowners Association received $580,650 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $3,290,350 ARPA grant to construct a new spheroid water storage tank and dismantle the existing storage take. Other project improvements include a new well pump, drop pipe, upgrades to the wellhouse piping, meters and pressure gauges, installation of a backup generator for the well house, and an updated SCADA system. The terms of the loan are 2.125 percent for 30 years.
 
The American Rescue Plan Act provides grants for eligible water, wastewater, storm water, and nonpoint source projects. The state of South Dakota is making a historic investment in infrastructure by dedicating $600 million of American Rescue Plan Act funding for local water and wastewater infrastructure grants.
 
The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling, and waste tire projects. The Legislature annually appropriates dedicated funding for the Solid Waste Management Program through the Governor’s Omnibus Water Funding Bill.
 
The State of South Dakota and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fund the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. The program is funded through a combination of federal appropriations, loan repayments, and bonds.
 
The State of South Dakota and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fund the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides low-interest loans for wastewater, storm water, water conservation, and nonpoint source projects. The program is funded through a combination of federal appropriations, loan repayments, and bonds.
 
The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program, funded in part by revenues from the Petroleum Release Compensation Tank Inspection fee and the sale of lotto tickets, provides grants and loans for water, wastewater, and watershed projects.
 
The board approved the funding at today’s meeting in Pierre.
 
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