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The City of Dell Rapids, SD wastewater treatment facility was one of 30 clean water infrastructure projects recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. These exemplary projects showcase water quality improvements and public health protections that can be achieved when the federal government, states, municipalities and local utilities work together.
“The State Revolving Fund programs play a critical role in helping communities modernize aging infrastructure, create jobs, and protect public health and the environment,” said David Ross, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Water. “These projects are making vital water quality improvements in communities across the country.”
The State Revolving Funds (SRF) are EPA-state partnerships that provide communities with a permanent, independent source of low-cost financing for a wide range of water quality and drinking water infrastructure projects. EPA’s SRFs have provided more than $170 billion in financial assistance to over 39,900 water quality infrastructure projects and 14,500 drinking water projects across the country. This year’s honored projects include large wastewater infrastructure upgrades, community driven green infrastructure development and the construction of new water treatment plants. Several projects also include lead service line replacement, furthering EPA’s goals to protect human health under the Federal Lead Action Plan. All of these projects highlight outstanding achievements in water quality improvement that benefit Americans from coast to coast.
EPA’s Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) program celebrates innovation demonstrated by CWSRF programs and assistance recipients. Each participating program nominated an innovative project that improved water quality, provided public health or economic benefits; and/or encouraged sustainability in the marketplace. Thirty projects by state or local governments, public utilities, and private entities were recognized by the 2019 PISCES program.
To see the full list of 2019 PISCES recognized projects visit the EPA website:
The Sioux County Regional Airport was named the national Gold Winner by the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) at its 30th Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” awards event December 5, 2019 in New Orleans. Congratulations to our client, Sioux County Regional Airport, and contractor Cedar Valley Construction on this accomplishment. We are proud to be your partners on this important project in northwest Iowa.
Receiving the award were David Feilmeier, representing DGR Engineering, along with Jason Hankins, Project Manager; Craig Hughes, Vice President Operations; Willie Calderwood, Senior Vice President; Steve Jackson, President, all representing Cedar Valley Construction.
Lori works in our Rock Rapids office as our HR/Payroll Coordinator. Originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, she now resides in Larchwood, Iowa with her husband, and three daughters.
The first wall is up! And work continues at the Pleasant Street Generation Plant & Utilities Office Project in Sumner, Iowa.
Three charities received Thanksgiving donations from DGR Engineering employees in November. The Rock Rapids office drive benefited Atlas of Lyon County’s “Bread of Life” Food Distribution that took place on November 20 in Rock Rapids. The Sioux City office donated to Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Food Drive and the Sioux Falls office donations were given to Feeding South Dakota.