Drinking Water

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program (DWSRF) is founded upon the singular focus of assisting state drinking water programs and drinking water systems in meeting their responsibility to protect public health. The program provides loans for infrastructure construction to publicly and privately owned drinking water systems in Nevada.

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Project Priority List

Project Priority List Effective July 2021
July 2021 Priority List Workshop Presentation
July 2021 Priority List Workshop Recording

Legal Authority for the program:

42 U.S.C. §300f et seq. as amended
40 C.F.R. Part L §35.3500-35.3585
NRS 445A.200-445A.295
NAC 445A.6751-445A.67644

Program Documents:

Annual Report (SFY 2020)
Financial Report (SFY 2019)
Intended Use Plan (SFY 2020)
Intended Use Plan (SFY 2021)
Draft Amended Intented Use Plan (SFY 2021)



Financing is available at below market rates. Some communities may qualify for principal forgiveness loans.

What systems and projects qualify for funding?

Steps to apply for DWSRF funding

Forms and Applications:

Priority List Pre-application
Nevada Water & Wastewater Project Proposal
Letter of Intent
Environmental Information Form
Loan Application
Loan Refinancing Application



Program Guidelines and Policies:

Closing Grants
Draw Requests Accrual Accounting
Grants Management
Internal Controls, Accounting, and Budgeting

Project Guidelines and Policies:

Fiscal Sustainability Plans
Capital Reserve Accounts
Refinancing Loans

Project Resources:

American Iron and Steel Quick Guide
American Iron and Steel Full Guidance
Davis-Bacon Wage Requirements
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Federal crosscutters
Guide for Preparing the Environmental Report
Preliminary Engineering Report Development Guidance
Project Signage



DWSRF Loans through December 31, 2018

Spreadsheet of DWSRF Loans through December 2018



Request for Statement of Qualifications - General Guidance
Selecting an Engineer
NDEP Guidance for Preliminary Engineering Reports - RUS Bulletin 1780-2
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service Bulletin 1780-2 - Preliminary Engineering Report (Interagency PER)
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service Bulletin 1794A-602 - Guide for Preparing the Environmental Report for Water and Wastewater Projects



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