South Dakota Governor Recommends Nearly $8 Million for Environmental Projects

The state Board of Water and Natural Resources approved nearly $8 million in low-interest loans and grants for water and wastewater projects when the board met on Sept. 27 and 28.

In making the recommendations, Gov. Mike Rounds said, "We are pleased to be able to make these grant and loan funds available. All of these projects will result in better services for residents and better protection for our environment."

The funding includes four grants and five loans to eight project sponsors. It includes three grants from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program for $475,000; one loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for $162,300; four loans from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program for $7,147,556; and a special appropriation from the Water and Environment Fund for $100,000.

For more information, contact the state Department of Environment & Natural Resources at www.state.sd.us/denr/denr.html.

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.
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