South Dakota Awards $4.9M In Environmental Grants
by Associated Press
June 28, 2013 2:27 PM
The state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $4.9 million in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, storm water and recycling projects.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard says residents will get better drinking water, improved wastewater treatment and enhanced environmental protection.
The board approved $1.56 million in grants and grant amendments and $3.3 million in low-interest loans, with $950,000 of the loan total in principal forgiveness.
The grants include $230,000 to Mitchell to buy a landfill compactor; $400,000 to Rapid City for a secured 24-hour service area, a scale house, a commercial hauler scale and residential scales; $225,000 to the South Eastern Council of Governments for a solid waste management revolving loan program; and $112,400 to Walworth County and $296,400 to Watertown for new landfill cell construction.