Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program
Draft SFY 2020 Intended Use Plan – Public Hearing / Open Forum
The Drinking Water Section will hold a Public Hearing / Open Forum on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00 am to hear testimony regarding the draft State Fiscal Year 2020 Intended Use Plan (IUP) for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program. An informational webinar was held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. If you wish to view the webinar a link is provided below. To view the IUP documents and public hearing announcement, 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:
- Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects
- DWSRF Project Steps and Information
- Emergency Power Generator Program
- Small Loan Program
- American Iron and Steel
- Public Water System Improvement Program
- Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment - Fifth Report to Congress
- DWSRF Annual Reports (OTT website)
- Green Project Reserve
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.
- Financial Assistance Application
- CEQ Environmental Scoping Notice template
- Engineering Report Application Checklist
- Professional Services Contract Application Checklist
- Pre-Bid Construction Contract Application Checklist
- Authorization to Award Construction Contract Application Checklist
- Planning/Design Phase MBE/WBE Form
- Construction Phase MBE/WBE Form
- MBE/WBE Subcontractor Verification Form
- MBE/WBE Semi-annual Reporting Form | Instructions
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.
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.
- EPA Homepage
- DWSRF Program
- Small Systems Information and Guidance
- EPA Region 1 (New England) Drinking Water Program
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