Region 8

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) & Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Programs

The Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Fund programs at EPA Region 8 provide money, in the form of grants, to the state governments of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. States use grant money to offer loans to communities and other recipients to finance drinking water and water quality projects. Tribes are also eligible for funding under these programs (see the Region 8 Tribal Set-Aside Web page ). The programs are managed by the states. Loans, or other types of assistance, are distributed according to each state's program and priorities.

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) is a loan program which provides low-cost financing to eligible entities within the state and tribal lands for public and private water systems infrastructure needs. The 1996 Amendments of the Safe Drinking Water Act, Section 1452, created the DWSRF program. There are three priorities of the DWSRF program: 1) Protect public health, 2) Compliance with drinking water standards, and 3) Affordable access to drinking water. Communities with great economic need (disadvantaged communities) may be targeted for extra assistance under individual state rules. Additional information can be found on the EPA DWSRF website and in the Final FY 2013 DWSRF Guidelines.

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) is a loan program which provides low-cost financing to eligible entities within the state and tribal lands for water quality projects including all types of nonpoint source, watershed protection or restoration, and estuary management projects, as well as more traditional municipal wastewater treatment projects. This program supports achievement of the goals of the Clean Water Act. Additional information can be found on the EPA CWSRF website, in the Clean Water SRF Regulations (PDF), in the draft white paper: The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program: Tapping its Untapped Potential (PDF), and in the Final FY 2013 CWSRF Guidelines .

DWSRF and CWSRF Allotment History
Find historical funding information and current estimates for both programs, at a national level and specifically for Region 8 states.

Needs Surveys

Drinking Water: Local water utilities must make significant investments to install, upgrade, or replace equipment in order to deliver safe drinking water and protect public health. Every 4 years, EPA conducts a survey of the anticipated costs of these investments and reports the results to Congress. The results are also used to help determine the amount of funding each state receives for its Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program.

Clean Watersheds: EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management, in partnership with states, territories and the District of Columbia, conducts the Clean Watersheds Needs Survey every 4 years.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 DWSRF & CWSRF Information

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided significant levels of funding for states to finance high-priority infrastructure projects needed to ensure clean water and safe drinking water.

EPA Region 8 Point of Contact: Montana, North Dakota, and Utah
Brian Friel
1595 Wynkoop St (8P-W-TF)
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 312-6277
friel.brian@epa.gov

EPA Region 8 Point of Contact: Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming
Shawn McCaffrey
1595 Wynkoop St (8P-W-TF)
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 312-6515
mccaffrey.shawn@epa.gov


State Points of Contact

 

 
 
DWSRF Program
CWSRF Program
Colorado
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Michael Beck
(303) 692-3374
 
Michael Beck
(303) 692-3374
 
Montana
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Mark Smith, P.E.
(406) 444-5325
marks@mt.gov
Paul LaVigne, P.E.
(406) 444-5321
plavigne@mt.gov
North Dakota
North Dakota Department of Health
David Bruschwein, P.E.
(701) 328-5259
dbruschw@nd.gov
Dave Bergsagel
(701) 328-5212
dbergsag@nd.gov
South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Mike Perkovich, P.E.
(605) 773-3128
mike.perkovich@state.sd.us
Mike Perkovich, P.E.
(605) 773-3128
mike.perkovich@state.sd.us
Utah
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Michael Grange, P.E.
(801) 536-0069
mgrange@ut.gov
Ed Macauley, P.E.
(801) 536-4340
Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Kevin Frank, P.E.
(307) 473-3471
kevin.frank@wyo.gov
Kevin Frank, P.E.
(307) 473-3471
kevin.frank@wyo.gov