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  Nevada Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Back: Board For Financing Water Projects  
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About the Drinking Water State Revolving FundPassed by Congress in 1974 and amended in 1986 and 1996, the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regulates the nation's public drinking water supply in order to protect public health. The Act authorizes EPA to set national health-based standards for contaminants in drinking water. Section 1452 of the 1996 SDWA Amendments authorized the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program to address the most pressing public health needs related to drinking water.

The DWSRF programs are founded upon the singular focus of assisting state drinking water programs and drinking water systems in meeting their responsibility to protect public health. The goal of Congress was to establish an innovative program that would assist in providing safe drinking water by helping water systems fund infrastructure upgrades and by improving their institutional capabilities. The DWSRF also helps states undertake activities to support their drinking water programs. The federal government annually provides money for the state to loan at below-market interest rates for qualifying improvements to drinking water system infrastructure. Please see a copy of our program brochure below.

In addition to providing low interest loans, the DWSRF uses targeted set-aside funds to address some of the key underlying conditions that affect drinking water systems' abilities to protect public health. The DWSRF set-aside funds provide the tools to create a more sustainable drinking water sector by improving system management, enhancing the technical skills of system operators, increasing efficiency, and improving source water protection. Programs funded with DWSRF Set-Asides:

In effect, DWSRF has the ability to address public health protection in two critical ways: by providing an accessible and affordable source of financing for necessary infrastructure improvements and by addressing underlying issues that impact a system's institutional capabilities.

Application Process

How do I apply for a loan?

Nevada Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Priority List Pre-application

Letter of Intent Form

Environmental Information Request Form

Loan Application Form

Loan Refinancing Application Form

Program Authority

Statutory Authority - NRS 445A.200 - 445A.295

Program Regulations - NAC 445A.6751 - 445A.67644

Contact Us

The next Board for Financing Water Projects meeting has not been scheduled.

The DWSRF is now in the process of soliciting projects for the state fiscal year 2018 Priority List. All water systems that are eligible to participate in the DWSRF program will receive the solicitation notice in the mail. You may read the full text of the notice by clicking the pdf link below. The priority of available funds will be assigned to those projects with the highest Priority Rank on the Priority Ranking List with preference given to those projects that are ready to proceed and that will make progress towards compliance with the enforceable requirements of the Drinking Water Act. NDEP may bypass projects on the Priority List that are not ready to proceed (NAC 445A.67573). Proposed projects with a lower Priority Rank may be fundable by virtue of bypass.

In order to add your project to the Priority List, complete the Pre-Application form or, if your project is already on the list, provide your written request to remain on the priority list, and submit it no later than February 17, 2017. The information on the form will be used to determine the priority ranking of your project. It is important that we receive an accurate assessment of your project needs so that we can develop financial strategies to meet these needs.

Solicitation Notice      DWSRF & CWSRF Brochure         Pre-application Form  

New Documents & Links

Review information about Nevada programs funded under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Frequently Asked Questions & Guidance Documents

What are the loan terms?

Who is eligible?

What projects are eligible?

What projects are not eligible?

How do I apply for a loan?

Other programs funded by DWSRF


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