North Dakota provided $6.3 million in financing for four drinking water improvement projects statewide between August and October.
The State Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) awarded the loan through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program.
Projects receiving funding include:
- Dakota Rural Water District received $1,000,000 We will finance a project to expand the southern water treatment plant and provide the city of Hannaford with drinking water from the local water system.
- Dickinson received $2,8000,000 The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund is financing to replace water mains and residential lead service lines, removing a potential source of lead in drinking water.
- Glen Ullin was awarded the $1,900,000 Loans to replace several blocks of water mains of cast iron pipes and asbestos cement pipes and loop dead-end lines to enable the city to provide residents with safe drinking water.
- riverdale was awarded the $600,000 Financing a project to replace gate valves. This allows the city to properly operate the water system.
The DWSRF program provides below-market interest rate loans to finance projects licensed under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Funded in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the DWSRF program operates nationwide to provide funds to maintain and improve the infrastructure that protects water resources.