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NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Water Infrastructure - DWSRF

Water Infrastructure

  Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

Overview

  • The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund was created with the 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Because the DWSRF is federally-seeded, the loans are subject to additional federal regulations regarding environmental reviewoutreach for disadvantaged business enterprisespayroll (Davis Bacon and related Acts), etc.
  • Congress provides funds for states to establish revolving loan programs for funding of drinking water projects.
  • States provide 20% matching funds.

Types of Funding Available

  • Low-interest loans (1/2 of market interest rates)
  • Limited amount of principal forgiveness loans

Eligible Applicants

  • Local Government Units (counties, cities, towns, sanitary districts, etc.)
  • Non-profit Water Corporations
  • Investor-Owned Drinking Water Corporations

Eligible Projects

  • Source, treatment, storage, or transmission & distribution systems

Key Program Requirements

  • Loan maximum is ½ the amount available per funding cycle.
  • Construction must start within 24 months of Letter of Intent to Fund.
  • Closing fee of 2% (which cannot be financed).
  • Local Government Commission (LGC) must approve all loans.

Applications

  • The DWSRF Program has one funding cycle per year, typically in September.
  • Refer to Funding Program Application Information for detailed information on application deadlines and requirements.
  • Contact Vincent Tomaino, PE at (919) 707-9058 or via email at vincent.tomaino@ncdenr.gov with application questions.

 

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 For assistance contact us at   

 919.707.9160

         

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N.C. Division of Water Infrastructure 

Mailing Address (USPS): 1633 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27699-1633    

Street Address (FedEx, UPS): 512 N. Salisbury St. 8th Floor, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27604

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