Rapid City receives $145 million in loan and grant awards for new wastewater reclamation facility

RAPID CITY – The $145 million in awards to the City of Rapid City were announced today by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources and were approved by the Board of Water and Natural Resources.

Rapid City’s Water Reclamation Facility

The City of Rapid City will receive a $101.5 million Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and a $43.5 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant.

The Rapid City awards are part of more than $183.9 million in grants and loans being distributed by the state for drinking water and wastewater projects in western South Dakota.

Officials with the City’s Public Works Department will share comments and details about the awards and the planned use of the funds for a new wastewater reclamation facility.  The officials will be available Thursday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at the City’s Wastewater Reclamation Facility, 7903 South Side Drive.

The City will use the loan and grant to build out its South Water Reclamation Facility and decommission its north plant facility.

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