Drinking Water

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund 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 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund provides loans for infrastructure construction to publicly and privately owned drinking water systems in Nevada. A summary of all of the DWSRF loans and expenditures by both county and specific location through December 31, 2016 is available on this page. 

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

Who is eligible, What is eligible

2019 Final DWSRF Project Priority List

 2018 DWSRF Intented Use Plan

 2017 DWSRF Annual Report including financial statements

 2017 Governor's Capacity Development Report

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:Set-Asides

  • Nevada’s Drinking Water Programs
  • Capacity Development
  • Integrated Source Water Protection
  • Operator Certification
  • Water Lines Publication

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.

We have guidance documents available to help you understand some of the federal and state requirements of this loan program.

Program Expendures — A summary of all of the DWSRF loans approved by the Board from the inception of the program through December 31, 2016 may be viewed by clicking on the images of the state below.

Total Drinking Water SRF Loans by County
Drinking Water Loans by Location


In order to see the actual amount of loan funding obligated by the Board and disbursed during the project, click on the Program Summary through December 31, 2016 sheet below.



Guidance Documents

Loan Specific   
 American Iron & Steel PDF
 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise PDF 
 Project Sign PDF 
 Davis-Bacon Wage Rates - Gov't Entities PDF 
 Davis-Bacon Wage Rates - Non-gov't Entities PDF 
 Request for Statement of Qualifications - General Guidance PDF 
 Selecting an Engineer PDF 
 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service Bulletin 1780-2 - Preliminary Engineering Report (Interagency PER) PDF 
 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service Bulletin 1794A-602 - Guide for Preparing the Environmental Report for Water and Wastewater Projects PDF 

Program Authority

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

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

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