State approves $32.71 million grant to help WEB expand line, improve service

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- The Aberdeen-based WEB Water Development Association has received a $32.71 million grant for a major upgrade, according to a news release from the state.

The money will help WEB upsize its parallel water line from its water treatment plant to the intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and U.S. Highway 12 near Selby to meet growing water needs.

WEB provides treated Missouri River water to residences, communities and businesses throughout northeastern South Dakota.

Other regional projects that will get help, according to a news release from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, include:

  • The James River Water Development District received a $5 million grant to assist landowners with installing best management practices to improve water quality within the watershed by preventing nutrient and sediment runoff. The money and other state, local, federal and private landowner funds will be used to complete the work throughout the watershed.
  • Ipswich received a $814,112 clean water loan and a $1.77 million grant to construct a storm sewer system to help alleviate the storm water issues throughout town.
  • Mobridge received a $7.123 million loan and a $3.55 million grant to replace its intake system in the Missouri River, replace water lines and either move the north water tower or install a ground storage tank with a booster pump station to increase water pressure.
  • Rosholt received a $1.4 million loan and a $752,500 grant to replace its existing water tower with a new, 75,000-gallon tower.
  • Tulare received a $1.45 million loan and a $1 million grant to increase treatment capacity, upgrade and repair its sanitary sewer collection system and extend the life of the current system. The town plans to replace the sanitary sewer, lift station and force mains to ponds. The project will also upgrade treatment ponds to a three-cell system and install new pond piping.