DPH: Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Announces Call for Projects

The DWSRF issued a Call for Projects for public drinking water projects that will need funding within the next 2 years (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017).  Projects may be eligible for a low-interest loan with the potential for subsidy through DPH’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). These low interest loans can be repaid in up to 20 years, making the DWSRF an attractive financing option for Public Water Systems (PWSs).

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program assists community and non-profit, non-community public water systems (PWS) in financing infrastructure improvement projects, such as upgrades and renovations to their existing water system. Examples include storage tanks, treatment, and water mains. Funding is provided as long-term, low-interest loans that can be repaid in terms of up to 20 years with interest rates approximately half of the market rate.

The program supports and recognizes strong infrastructure sustainability programs that emphasize prevention as a tool for ensuring long term safe and affordable drinking water to Connecticut’s residents. The program also places an emphasis on providing loans to small water systems and communities most in need. PWSs which serve fewer than 10,000 persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please refer to the following links for more information on the DWSRF program:

To assist PWS and consultants in preparing submissions to the DPH, we are providing direct links to our most commonly used applications, forms and checklists below.

The DWSRF program was authorized by the 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and is overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  For more information on the national program, please visit these EPA websites.

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