Water Protection Program
Wastewater Financial Assistance
Promoting Water Quality and Protecting Public Health
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program is a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the states. The Clean Water Act is the primary federal legislation for protecting surface waters and it was enacted in 1977 due to the public’s growing concern for controlling water pollution. The reference to ‘Clean Water’ such as in the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Clean Water Programs was derived from the name of the legislation. However, everything in the Clean Water Act is actually addressing wastewater and sewer system concerns. Any future reference to Clean Water throughout this website, unless mentioning specific citation of the actual legislative act, are available under wastewater headings/subheadings, a more familiar and user friendly terminology.
The program provides the states with the flexibility to fund projects that address their highest-priority water quality needs. Traditional uses of this program are to build or improve wastewater treatment plants for municipalities; however, new and emerging conservation, agricultural and urban projects can also be funded through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. These types of projects may include urban runoff, wet weather flow, Stormwater and sewer overflows, water reuse and conservation and alternative treatment projects. Besides financial savings, loan recipients can realize significant environmental benefits and help to stimulate local economies.
The department has changed all fill-in forms to PDF fill-in. You will be able to save and reuse these PDF forms. However, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher to save the PDF fill-in form. Also, at this time the department does not accept digital signatures. If your Acrobat Reader prompts you to use one, we ask that you don't.