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Mitchell gets $800,000 loan from state
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

The state has awarded an $800,000 loan from the Clean Water Revolving Fund Program to Mitchell for a new lift station.

The money will help Mitchell replace an aging lift station on Norway Avenue. The existing station is in poor condition and causing concerns for the city.

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The project involves replacing the lift station and installing about 100 feet of 6-inch force main and 90 feet of 12-inch gravity sewer to connect to the existing collection system.

The estimated cost of the project is $851,000. Loan terms are 3 percent for 20 years.

The Mitchell loan is one of numerous funding announcements issued Thursday by the state Board of Water and Natural Resources. The awards total nearly $39 million in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and recycling projects.

The board met Wednesday and Thursday in Pierre.

Other awards in the Mitchell area include:

--$2.63 million in low-interest loans to Bonesteel for infrastructure upgrades.

The $2,631,000 funding package includes a $2,043,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, with $1,543,000 in principal forgiveness, and a $588,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

The money will help Bonesteel upgrade its drinking water distribution and wastewater systems so they are more reliable and efficient.

The work includes replacing all of the city's 4- and 8-inch cast iron drinking water distribution lines with 13,800 feet of 6- and 8-inch PVC pipe. The project also involves replacement of hydrants, service lines, and valves and installation of a radio-read meter system. The upgrades will improve water pressure and flow within the city and reduce water loss.

Wastewater treatment facility upgrades include repairing the clay liner and interior pond dikes, installing rip-rap to the ponds, adding pond depth indicators, and installing warning signs. The replacement of 600 feet of sewer interceptor lines is included in the project.

Also as part of the project, the city will clean and televise about 13,900 feet of the existing clay sewer lines to prioritize those portions of the city's wastewater collection system most in need of replacement.

The funding package will cover the estimated cost of the upgrades. Loan terms are 2.25 percent for 30 years for the drinking water loan and 3.25 percent for 30 years for the clean water loan.

--A $500,000 grant to Stickney from the Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program for wastewater collection system improvements.

The funds will help Stickney make necessary upgrades and expand the town's wastewater collection system to meet residents' needs.

The project involves replacing and rehabilitating a majority of the town's wastewater collection system, expanding the collection system to serve the southwestern part of the town, and replacing a lift station.

The total estimated cost of the project is $2.3 million.

--A $733,000 funding package to White Lake for Main Street infrastructure upgrades.

The funds will help White Lake install drinking water and sewer lines in conjunction with the reconstruction of Main Street.

The funding package includes a $362,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, with $85,000 in principal forgiveness, and a $371,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

The project involves upgrades to the city's Main Street infrastructure. It includes replacing drinking water and sanitary sewer lines and installing storm sewers.

The funding package will cover the estimated cost of the projects. Loan terms are 2.25 percent for 30 years for the drinking water loan and 3.25 percent for 30 years for the clean water loan.

--A $100,000 Water Quality grant from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program to Oacoma for a wastewater main.

The funds will help Oacoma replace a wastewater collection line near Cedar Shore Resort that was damaged during the 2011 flood. This is part of a $10.3 million project to repair infrastructure and stabilize soils in the area.

The wastewater project involves installing 2,400 feet of 8-inch PVC sewer main and 300 feet of 4-inch sewer service line.

The estimated cost of the project is $525,660.

--A $1.23 million loan for wastewater collection system improvements in Menno.

--A $1.53 million loan for water distribution system improvements in Tyndall, with $700,000 in principal forgiveness.

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