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Gov. Daugaard announces $94.6 million for environmental projects

PIERRE -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $94.6 million for water and waste projects. The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

PIERRE - Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $94.6 million for water and waste projects. The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

The $94,620,125 total includes $7,636,000 in grants and $86,984,125 in low-interest loans, with $2,015,000 in principal forgiveness.

The grants and loans awarded by the board are administered through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Loans were awarded to these area entities:

• B-Y Water District, $4.7 million loan for ground storage water reservoir

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• Gregory, $260,000 loan for Felton Street sewer replacement

• Plankinton, $240,000 loan for water meter replacement

Grant and loan packages were awarded to:

• Canova, $52,000 for water meter replacement, which includes a $32,000 grant and $20,000 loan

• Salem, $3.358 million, which includes a $2.556 million loan for wastewater collection improvements and a $500,000 grant and $302,000 loan for drinking water distribution improvements.

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