AWARD WILL BE USED FOR CONSTRUCTION COSTS OF NEW LANDFILL CELL
RAPID CITY, SD--Rapid City has been awarded a $1 million grant from the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to assist in the construction of a new cell at the Rapid City Landfill.
The City's grant application to DENR's Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) was selected for funding and City officials received official notification of the award this week.
"This is great news for the City and residents and represents a large percentage of the overall cost of this needed project," said Dale Tech, City Public Works Director.
"Construction of a new landfill cell is critical to the future of the landfill and this grant award achieves a large portion of the funding for the project," said City Landfill Superintendent Karl Merbach. "The grant award is sizeable and will free up resources for other needed projects."
Rapid City is currently constructing a new landfill cell as part of the continuing operation of the Landfill facility. The new cell will be constructed with a synthetic liner, leachate collection system and leachate pond with a discharge line into the municipal sanitary sewer system.
Total cost of the project is $4,556,944. Construction of the new cell began March 8 and completion is expected September 30.