The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved almost 60 million dollars in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and solid waste projects in South Dakota.
The total dollars awarded includes almost 15-million in grants and just under $46-million in low-interest loans including almost 9-million in principal forgiveness to be administered by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Funds were awarded from DANR’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, American Rescue Plan Act, and the Solid Waste Management Program.
Projects receiving funding were the Big Sioux Community Water System receiving a $2,200,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan to increase capacity and improve customer pressure in the Lake Madison area by installing three segments of new water main. The terms of the loan are 3.25 percent for 30 years. Madison received a $109,560 Solid Waste Management Program grant to purchase land for a new restricted use site facility because the current site is nearing capacity. These funds and local cash will cover the project costs and Hartford received a $490,800 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan to construct a new water main to improve resiliency and increase water quality and quantity to its users. The loan terms are 3.25 percent for 30 years.
The board approved the funding at yesterday’s meeting in Pierre. A complete of all the funds awarded can be found here: https://news.sd.gov/news?id=news_kb_article_view&sys_id=55fcf9a01bb3e9501de443bae54bcb45