Beginning Nov. 20, 2023, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered to their home by visiting COVIDTests.gov. If you did not order tests this fall, you may place two orders for a total of eight tests. Additionally, before you discard any “expired” test kits you have, please check here to see if the expiration dates of your COVID-19 tests have been extended.

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program

FOR INFORMATION ON THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW, CLICK HERE

Draft SFY 2024 Intended Use Plan – Public Hearing

The Drinking Water Section will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 10:00 am to hear testimony regarding the draft State Fiscal Year 2024 Intended Use Plan (IUP). This will be a remote meeting via Microsoft Teams, and all will still have an opportunity to submit both oral and written testimony. 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”.


Call for Projects for State Fiscal Year 2024

The Call for Projects period for development of the SFY 2024 Annual Intended Use Plan has ended, but new project Eligibility Applications may be submitted at any time. Please refer to the Call for Projects, Review and Ranking of Projects page for more details.

For Small Loan Program for projects with a total cost less than $100,000, please visit the dedicated webpage for more information.

For Emergency Power Generator Program for projects with a total cost less than $100,000, please visit the Emergency Power Generator Program page.


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