DPH: Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program


Revised SFY 2017 Intended Use Plan available for review and comment

The DPH has revised the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) State Fiscal Year 2017 Intended Use Plan (IUP) to reflect a change in scope for a project on the Carryover List. As required by federal law, the DPH is making these revisions available for a 30 day public review and comment period. To view the revised IUP documents please click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the section titled Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List.

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Call For Projects Announced

The Call For Projects for funding during State Fiscal Year 2018 is now open and Eligibility Applications are being accepted for projects expected to need funding between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects for more information. Please note that changes have been made to the application form and Priority Ranking System.

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program provides long-term below market rate loans to community and non-profit, non-community public water systems (PWSs) to finance infrastructure improvement projects. Examples include storage tanks, treatment works, and water mains. Loans have interest rates at approximately half the market rate and repayment terms can be up to 20 years.

Certain projects may qualify for Federal or State subsidization as detailed annually in the IUP. Any available state subsidy funding is provided through the Public Water System Improvement Program.

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:

Frequently-Used Forms

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.

Electronic Submittal of Documents

The DWSRF Program is transitioning to the electronic submittal of all forms and documents, with the use of digital signatures within Adobe (pdf)-formatted documents. General instructions for setting up your digital signature are below.

Other Information

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

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