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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 Combined Drinking Water & Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan 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 held on July 14, 2015 at 1:30 pm in Carson City.

DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND PROGRAM — The Board will consider possible approval of loan commitments from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

Agenda for the July 14th, 2015, Board meeting

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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