The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality awarded loans for water projects to five communities through the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Programs from May through July.

·         Center received a $547,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan and a $102,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loan to replace a water main and sewer main and to install a sanitary lift station and force main. This project will ensure the reliable and safe delivery of water and continued wastewater service.

·         Dunn Center received a $3,195,000 CWSRF loan and a $2,448,000 DWSRF loan to expand sanitary sewer service and install a new storm sewer system. New water main installation and replacements will improve hydraulic capacity, pressure and flow. This project will ensure the reliable and safe delivery of water and continued wastewater service.

·         Jamestown received a $3,170,000 CWSRF loan to replace, repair, and refurbish three lift stations. This project will ensure continued wastewater service.

·         Sykeston received a $411,000 DWSRF loan towards replacing an existing water storage tank with a 50,000-gallon water tower, which will provide the safe storage of the City’s drinking water supply.

·         Wildrose received a $2,630,000 CWSRF loan towards replacing a clay sanitary sewer pipe with PVC pipe and new manholes, for better management of storm water and to prevent infiltration into the sanitary sewer system line.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides part of the SRF Programs funding, which offers below-market interest rate loans to political subdivisions for financing projects authorized under the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. SRF programs operate nationwide to provide funding to maintain and improve the infrastructure that protects our vital water resources.

Loan applicants must first be listed on the program’s priority list, and awards are distributed based on project eligibility and ability to repay. Please contact the NDDEQ regarding specific detail on any of the projects mentioned above.