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Gregory, Freeman projects get water funding

PIERRE — The state Board of Water and Natural Resources gave its OK Friday to a $259,000 loan for Gregory to replace part of its existing sewer system. The loan is for 10 years at 2.25 percent interest.

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Freeman will get $195,000 for expanding its recycling center.

The Lewis and Clark watershed cleanup project was approved for an additional $200,000 by the board to be used toward further reducing runoff of feedlot waste and other material into area tributaries of the Missouri River reservoir. This is the third phase of a continuing project that to date has invested approximately $7 million from producers and government sources in animal waste-management systems.

Jim Feeney, an administrator for the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said he expects an application in the near future for phase-four funding on what is approaching a 10-year project.