Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a nearly $2.2 million grant and loan package for Vermillion to expand its regional landfill.
The $2,161,210 funding package includes a $522,210 grant from the Solid Waste Management Program and a $1,639,000 low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program.
The project involves constructing a new six-acre, solid-waste disposal cell that will provide landfill capacity to accept solid waste through 2020. The expansion project also includes constructing a leachate collection system and a one-million-gallon leachate storage pond.
The estimated total cost of the project is nearly $2.4 million. The loan terms are 3.25 percent interest for 30 years.
The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling, and waste tire projects. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program provides low-interest loans for wastewater, storm sewer projects, and nonpoint source projects which include certain activities at landfills.
The board met Thursday and Friday in Pierre.