Overview: State Revolving Funds
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program is a federal-state partnership that provides communities a permanent, independent source of low-cost financing for a wide range of water quality infrastructure projects. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program is a federal-state partnership to help ensure safe drinking water. Created by the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) the program provides financial support to water systems and to state safe water programs.
State revolving loan funds can be used to:
control nonpoint sources of pollution
implement water efficiency programs
build decentralized wastewater treatment systems
create green infrastructure projects
Click here to download a copy of the Environmental Protection Agency's primer on how SRF funds can be used to pay for water efficiency programs
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