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Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program


Draft Amendment #1 to the SFY 2022 Annual Intended Use Plan

The DPH is proposing to amend the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program’s SFY 2022 Annual Intended Use Plan (IUP) per the procedure noted in the IUP, to reflect Eligibility Applications which were received after the drafting the 2022 Annual IUP and before the SFY 2023 Call for Projects. To view the IUP documents please click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the section titled “Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List.”

Call for Projects for State Fiscal Year 2023

The DPH has announced the Call for Projects for SFY 2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). Eligibility Applications are now being accepted for projects that are expected to be funded during this time period. For more information, please visit the Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects page and refer to the Call for Projects notice and Circular Letter #2022-09. All applications must be submitted electronically to DPH.CTDWSRF@ct.gov no later than noon on Thursday, March 31, 2022, in order to be considered for inclusion on the SFY 2023 Project Priority List.

This Call for Projects includes projects seeking funding under the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Please visit the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage for more information on this funding.

SFY 2022 Annual Intended Use Plan – Now Final

The Drinking Water Section has finalized the State Fiscal Year 2022 Intended Use Plan (IUP). To view the IUP documents please click on Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects and scroll down to the section titled “Intended Use Plan and Project Priority List”.

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program provides long-term below market rate loans to community and non-profit, non-community public water systems (PWSs) to finance infrastructure improvement projects. Examples include storage tanks, treatment works, and water mains. Loans have interest rates at approximately half the market rate and repayment terms can be up to 20 years.

Certain projects may qualify for Federal or State subsidization as detailed annually in the IUP. Any available state subsidy funding is provided through the Public Water System Improvement Program.

The program supports and recognizes strong infrastructure sustainability programs that emphasize prevention as a tool for ensuring long term safe and affordable drinking water to Connecticut’s residents. The program also places an emphasis on providing loans to small water systems and communities most in need. PWSs which serve fewer than 10,000 persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please refer to the following links for more information on the DWSRF program:

Frequently-Used Forms

To assist PWS and consultants in preparing submissions to the DPH, we are providing direct links to our most commonly used applications, forms and checklists below.

Electronic Submittal of Documents

The DWSRF Program is transitioning to the electronic submittal of all forms and documents, with the use of digital signatures within Adobe-formatted documents. General instructions for setting up your digital signature are below.

Other Information

The DWSRF program was authorized by the 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and is overseen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  For more information on the national program, please visit these EPA websites.

If you have any questions, please contact us at dph.ctdwsrf@ct.gov