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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 will be May 4, 2016 in Carson City

Workshop Notice The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection will hold a public workshop to provide an opportunity for comment on the Draft-Final 2017 Project Priority Lists for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). Through low-interest loans for infrastructure improvements, the DWSRF is available to assist water systems and the CWSRF is available to assist wastewater systems. In order to be considered for a SRF loan, a project must first appear on the Priority List. Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.6757 and 445A.768 require that the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection hold a public participation workshop prior to adoption of the Priority Lists.

A public workshop is scheduled to be held at the following location and time:

April 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM
901 S. Stewart St.
4th Floor, South Conference Room (Great Basin Conf Rm)
Carson City, Nevada

Members of the public may make oral comments at this workshop, if attending in person. Anyone wishing to submit written comments or documents should submit the material by 5:00 pm on April 18, 2016. Send correspondence to the following address: Michelle Stamates, Office of Financial Assistance, 901 S. Stewart St., Suite 4001, Carson City, NV 89701-5405. Comments may be submitted by FAX to (775) 687-9510. Questions regarding this notice, the workshop, or SRF issues may be directed to Daralyn Dobson at 775-687-9489 (ddobson@ndep.nv.gov) or Michelle Stamates at 775-687-9331 (mstamate@ndep.nv.gov).

Workshop Notice & Priority Lists      

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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