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Water: Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Clean Water State Revolving Fund

25 Years of Investment in Our Nation's Water Infrastructure

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Since its inception, the CWSRF program has served as the nation's largest water quality financing source, helping communities across the country meet the goals of the Clean Water Act by improving water quality, protecting aquatic wildlife, protecting and restoring drinking water sources, and preserving our nation's waters for recreational use.

In recent years, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) programs provided, on average, more than $5 billion annually to fund water quality protection projects for wastewater treatment, nonpoint source pollution control, and watershed and estuary management. Over the last two and half decades, the CWSRFs have provided over $100 billion, funding more than 33,320 low-interest loans.

CWSRFs Offer:

  • Low Interest Rates, Flexible Terms—Nationally, interest rates for CWSRF loans average 1.7 percent, compared to market rates that average 3.7 percent. For a CWSRF program offering this rate, a CWSRF funded project would cost 17 percent less than projects funded at the market rate. CWSRFs can fund 100 percent of the project cost and provide flexible repayment terms up to 20 years.
  • Significant Funding for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control and Estuary Protection—To date, the CWSRF has provided nearly $4.2 billion in funding for nonpoint source projects and estuary management projects.
  • Assistance to a Variety of Borrowers—The CWSRF program has assisted a range of borrowers including municipalities, communities of all sizes, farmers, homeowners, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Partnerships with Other Funding Sources—CWSRFs partner with banks, nonprofits, local governments, and other federal and state agencies to provide
    the best water quality financing source for their communities.

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