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California Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

California Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan

The 1996 amendments to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) established the national Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program to finance infrastructure improvements necessary to mitigate drinking water risks to human health. Through capitalization from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) as well as state and revolving fund sources, California’s DWSRF provides financial assistance to public water systems (PWSs) for drinking water infrastructure improvements in the form of low-interest financing, additional subsidy (e.g. principal forgiveness), and other technical assistance. In accordance with federal rules, DWSRF funding is generally prioritized to projects that (1) address the most serious risk to human health, (2) are necessary to ensure compliance with the requirements of the SDWA, and (3) assist PWSs most in need on a per household basis. DWSRF funding is also managed to ensure the timely and expeditious use of DWSRF funds as well as guarantee the perpetuity of the DWSRF for future generations.

This State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2018-19 DWSRF IUP serves as part of the State Water Board’s application for the 2018 Capitalization Grant from the U.S. EPA as well as the guidelines for the State Water Board’s administration of Prop 1 Drinking Water funds. In summary, this IUP establishes the State Water Board’s business plan for the DWSRF program for SFY 2018-19 and discusses the State Water Board’s general approach and ability to successfully carry out that business plan with the available financial and programmatic resources. It also describes how the State Water Board will operate the DWSRF program in conjunction with other funding sources, such as Prop 1 Drinking Water, or sources of funding outside the State Water Board, that may be used to jointly finance projects.

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