Tuesday, May 15, 2012
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the town of Peever will soon be making improvements to its water system, thanks in part to a $515,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
As part of the project, the community will replace its existing water tower, dating to the 1950s. The water tower needs major repairs and tends to freeze up in the winter, inconveniencing Peever residents.
“A safe and consistent supply of water is absolutely vital to a community,” Gov. Daugaard said. “Projects that meet basic needs and keep infrastructure up-to-date are good uses of Community Development Block Grant funds. I’m pleased to allocate them for this project.”
Other improvements include constructing two 10,000-gallon, ground-level storage tanks and a building to house them; a new control system; installing about 8,500 feet of PVC water mains and lines and 73 water meters; replacing eleven fire hydrants; and necessary street repairs.
CDBG is a reimbursement program, and Peever will receive funds as work is completed.
The CDBG program provides communities and counties with financial resources to address a wide range of unique development needs. Past grants have been used for improvements and construction of community buildings, water systems, and sewer systems.
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development funds the CDBG Program, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development administers it.