DENR board approves $100,000 for Gayville wastewater project

DENR board approves $100,000 for Gayville wastewater project The state Board of Water and Natural Resources approved a $100,000 grant from the consolidated water funding program to Gayville for improvements to the community's wastewater system needed to meet discharge permit standards.

Gov. Mike Rounds recommended the funding, which was approved when the board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.

"Treated water discharged from Gayville's existing wastewater lagoon has not consistently been in compliance with its discharge permit from DENR," said Rounds. "This grant will help Gayville make the improvements that are necessary to bring its wastewater treatment system back into compliance."

The project will include constructing a new three-cell wastewater treatment lagoon system, plugging an artesian well that is presently connected to the town's wastewater collection system, dredging sludge out of the existing treatment cell, and making improvements to the city lift station.

The total estimated cost of the project is $463,000.

The state consolidated water funding 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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