Washington State Focuses on DWSRF Opportunities

The Washington State Department of Health publishes an online newsletter for its water systems.  This month, the focus is on the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)…how it works…how to apply…how much money is available from which source…how to ask for help…and how to get CEUs for learning more!  ASDWA believes that this approach is exceptionally helpful for smaller communities who may find the whole process intimidating.  Think about whether your state or organization could share similar types of information with your small systems to help them take that first step toward sustainability!

 


$100 million available for drinking water infrastrusture

The DWSRF Program can help finance capital construction costs to improve water quality for your consumers and your compliance with drinking water regulations. The program provides low-interest loans.  Read more

 

Free application workshops

Attend a free application workshop to learn about the DWSRF Program and get technical assistance on your loan application. Four dates and locations available.

 

 

DWSRF Facts

 

Should you apply? Get the facts about eligibility requirements, loan fees, water system plan requirements, retroactive financing, and what type of application to submit.  Read more

 

Grant and loan programs for water and wastewater projects

A list of grant and loan programs, eligible projects and applicants, available funding, and application information. Begins on page 4

 

Educational opportunities

The Environmental Finance Center and EPA offer web-based training.You can earn 0.6 CEU by attending a small water system sustainability workshop. Read more

Support for rural communities

The Rural Community Assistance Corporation has grants and contracts with state and federal agencies that allow its Washington staff to provide technical assistance to communities with the greatest need. Free to communities that meet funding requirements. Read more

 

Need help? Call a circuit rider!

Evergreen Rural Water of Washington has circuit riders that help water systems evaluate and eliminate potential health and environmental problems. Eligible systems can get help with operations and maintenance, treatment, compliance, construction, financial management, general management and board training. Read more

 

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