Rapid City seeks $528,000 state grant for landfill project

2013-06-27T09:00:00Z Rapid City seeks $528,000 state grant for landfill projectBob Mercer Legislative correspondent Rapid City Journal

PIERRE | Rapid City and Summerset are among the communities hoping to learn Friday if they will receive thousands of dollars for local projects from the state Board of Water and Natural Resources.

Rapid City is seeking a grant of $528,000 to use toward a nearly $4 million upgrade at its regional landfill. The project calls for separate entrances, scale systems and disposal areas for commercial and residential users.

Among the features will be an automated scale house for commercial and municipal haulers and a 24-hour “citizen’s campus” for residential recycling and yard-waste drop-offs and for compost pickups.

Summerset is seeking $79,000 in financing for storm sewer improvements. Local officials want to offer the project for bids in July.

Dupree hopes to get up to $450,000 in financing to supplement a $427,450 community development block grant for work on its 1920s-era wastewater collection system.

The community of 525 would take bids in spring 2014 for replacing the lift station, stabilizing the treatment ponds and inspecting the lines.

Winner officials want to replace the chlorine building for their drinking-water system. They are looking for $450,000 in financing for the town of 2,897. The project would go to bid in November.

Woodland Hills sanitary district, west of Black Hawk, is looking for $780,000 to renovate and upgrade its drinking water system, which serves 101 residential users. The work would go to bid in March 2014. Approximately 250 people live in the district.

The town of Java wants to replace all of its aged water meters and install a drive-by reader system. The community of 129 is looking for $141,000 in financing. The project would go to bid in August.

Letcher is looking for $775,000 to replace a lift station, inspect sewer lines and stabilize banks on the sewage treatment ponds. The population is 173. The project would go to bid in September.

Wakonda, population 321, wants $529,000 for replacement of a lift station and video inspection of sewer lines for leaks and infiltration areas.

Watertown seeks a grant of $370,845 to pay for half of the cost of a fifth cell at its landfill. The regional facility serves a population of about 41,000.

Walworth County hopes for a grant of $140,737 to pay for half of the cost of a new cell and a new leaching-collection system at the regional landfill. The regional site serves about 5,400 people.

The Southern Missouri recycling and waste management district based at Lake Andes is looking for a $220,000 grant and a $220,000 loan to purchase a baling and bagging system. The current baler is 45 years old. The regional landfill serves about 26,700 people.

Mitchell requests a grant of $345,000 toward the estimated $575,000 cost for a new wheeled compactor for its regional landfill operation.

The solid-waste program requests statewide total $2.4 million, and there is $2.7 million available. Drinking water and sewer project requests total nearly $3.6 million. One of the funds has about $1.8 million available, while the drinking water program has $27.5 million available and the clean water program has $28.7 million.

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