The wastewater treatment facility project in Dell Rapids recently received another award, this time from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The project was selected as a 2019 Performance and Innovation in the State Revolving Fund Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) Exceptional Project by the EPA for Region 8.
The PISCES Program nationally recognizes exceptional projects for water quality improvements, protection of public health, economic benefits, sustainability, or innovation. This project is one of only 13 projects recognized in 2019.
“Congratulations to the community of Dell Rapids for this special recognition,” said Governor Kristi Noem in a press release from the state. “This project was a huge success for the community allowing it to achieve compliance with wastewater discharge permit limits and ensure long-term system reliability. This is a well-deserved award, and I am very proud of the work they have done.”
A presentation for the award will be done during the Dell Rapids City Council Meeting on Monday, January 6th, 2020.
This is not this first award the project has won in 2019. Earlier this year the wastewater treatment facility project earned DGR Engineering an Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award from The Eastern Chapter of the South Dakota Engineering Society.
The overall cost of the project for wastewater treatment facility was nearly $5.8 million.