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Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)

About the DWSRF

The 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) included allocations for the DWSRF. The DWSRF program is a State operated program to provide loans and other financial assistance for public drinking water improvement projects. The SDWA requires that states provide 20 percent matching funds to federal dollars, in order to capitalize the DWSRF program. Therefore, every one dollar invested by the State of Maine secures five federal dollars.

The DWSRF provides funding to public water systems throughout Maine to improve or replace water system pipes, treatment plants, storage tanks and sources of water to ensure safe drinking water and provide essential public health protection. Funding for drinking water infrastructure improvement projects are available as low interest loans. Disadvantaged Community Water Systems may receive further assistance through principal forgiveness.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine Municipal Bond Bank (MMBB) administer the DWSRF together. The Drinking Water Program is the Lead Administrator and is responsible for project management and technical support, as well as overseeing activities. The MMBB is the Financial Administrator and oversees the loan application process and tracks money to and from the fund.

A portion of the federal grant is set aside each year from the revolving project loan fund and used for non-project activities. Those activities include source water protection programs, technical assistance to small systems, a revolving loan fund for land acquisitions, system planning grants and wellhead protection grants./p>

If you have questions about Maine's DWSRF Program, please contact Nate Saunders at (207) 287-5685 or Norm Lamie at (207) 287-2647.

DWSRF Information by Year

2015

Request for 2015 DWSRF Project Applications (pdf)

2015 DWSRF Project Application (fillable pdf form)

2014

Final 2014 DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) (pdf)

Final 2014 DWSRF Project List (pdf)

2013

2013 Drinking Water Construction Project Report (pdf)

Final 2013 DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) (pdf)

Final 2013 DWSRF Project List (pdf)

2012

2012 Drinking Water Construction Project Report (pdf)

Final 2012 DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) (pdf)

2012 Business Cases for Green Project Reserve


2011

2011 Drinking Water Construction Project Report with funding from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (pdf)

2011 Business Cases for Green Project Reserve


2010

2010 Drinking Water Construction Project Report with funding from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. (pdf)

2010 Business Cases for Green Project Reserve

2009

2009 DWSRF Drinking Water Construction Project Report (pdf)

Forms and Other Documents

Capacity Development Grant application (pdf)

Land Acquisition Loans (pdf)

DWSRF logo (jpg)

Policy on Separation of Watermains, Sewers, Storm Drains, and Under Drains (pdf)

Project signs for all funding agencies (pdf)

DWSRF Request for Reimbursement Form (xls)

DWSRF Request for Reimbursement Form - Multiple Funding Agencies (xls)

DWSRF Supplemental Contract Requirements (pdf)

Use of American Iron and Steel (AIS) Certification (pdf)

Use of American Iron and Steel (AIS) Guidelines (pdf)

Additional Resources