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Water: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds: ARRA Implementation

recoveryThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides significant funding for states to finance high priority infrastructure projects needed to ensure clean water and safe drinking water. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program, in place since 1987, received $4 billion, including funds for Water Quality Management Planning Grants. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, in place since 1997, received $2 billion.

EPA is making Recovery Act grants to states and Puerto Rico to capitalize their State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs, from which assistance is provided to finance eligible high priority water infrastructure projects. The states will set priorities based on public health and environmental factors, in addition to readiness to proceed to construction, and identify which projects will receive funding. States must provide at least 20% of their grants for green projects, including green infrastructure, energy or water efficiency, and environmentally innovative activities.

General Information

Status of ARRA Implementation


American Indian and Alaska Native Projects

EPA and the Indian Health Service are coordinating $60 million in wastewater funds and $30 million in drinking water funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for improved access to vital drinking water and wastewater services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.


More Buy American Information

Buy American Waiver Process for ARRA - May 19, 2009 Webcast (PDF) (15 pp, 242K, About PDF)

Buy American Provisions for ARRA: Additional Information - June 4, 2009 Webcast (PDF) (14 pp, 42K, About PDF)

Buy American Provisions for ARRA: Manufactured Goods and Substantial Transformation - June 11, 2009 Webcast (PDF) (12 pp, 43K, About PDF)

Complying with ARRA Buy American Provisions for SRF-Funded Projects – June 22, 2009 Webcast SLIDES (PDF) (37 pp, 209K, About PDF) View/Launch Webcast  Download Webcast (.zip file)

Compliance with ARRA Buy American Provision: Special Topics - September 15, 2010 Webcast (PDF) (51 pp, 373K, About PDF) View/Launch Webcast Transcript

National Waivers
Waiver for projects with debt incurred between October 2008 and February 17, 2009 (PDF) (2 pp, 66K, About PDF)

Waiver for projects that solicited bids between October 2008 and February 17, 2009 (PDF) (6 pp, 21K, About PDF)

Waiver for projects for de minimis incidental components (PDF) (2 pp, 64K, About PDF)

Revised waiver for projects for de minimis incidental components (PDF) (2 pp, 50K, About PDF)

Waiver for Small HP Vertical Hollow Shaft Electric Motor (Less than 40 HP)

Regional Waivers

Waiver Name Product Type State Approval Date Federal Register link (GPO)
Auburn Sewerage District Ductile iron spring loaded hinged manhole covers and frames ME 5/13/09 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-06-22/pdf/E9-14600.pdf
Claywood Park PSD Blowers for sequencing batch reactor basins WV 6/8/09 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-07-09/pdf/E9-16265.pdf
State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Winnipesaukee River Basin Bureau (NHDES-WRBB) Franklin Air bearing turbo aeration blowers, appurtenances, and main blower control panel NH 6/8/09 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-06-29/pdf/E9-15318.pdf
Constant flow regulator ME 7/17/09 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-07-28/pdf/E9-17937.pdf
Sharon School
Class A certified UV disinfection units VT 7/17/09 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-07-28/pdf/E9-17931.pdf
Ocean Shores
Resin beads WA 7/24/09 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-08-13/pdf/E9-19465.pdf
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Coconut Fiber (coir) Woven Mats UT 7/25/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-20801.pdf
Polyethylene Biofilm chip media NH 7/29/09 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-08-11/pdf/E9-19194.pdf
Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District
6 channel rotary press sludge dewatering unit NH 8/17/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-20798.pdf
Bristol Family Center Water System in Bristol, VT; Kids in the Country Water System in Dover, VT; and the Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon, VT NSF–55 Class A certified Ultra Violet (UV) disinfection equipment VT 8/19/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-20798.pdf
Town of Cape Charles
Membrane Filtration Cassettes VA 8/19/09 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-09-01/pdf/E9-21123.pdf
Village of Ruidoso/City of Ruidoso Downs Membrane Bioreactor Filtration Cassettes and Aeration Blowers NM 8/24/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-25171.pdf
City of Salem Membrane Filtration System NJ 8/27/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-23080.pdf
Kennebec Specific Cast Iron Valve Boxes ME 9/2/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-21940.pdf
Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources Anaerobic digester gas fueled engine generator set GA 10/7/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-28293.pdf
Johnston County Department of Public Utilities Resin beads used in drinking water treatment NC 10/8/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-28291.pdf
Submerged membrane filters ND 10/23/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-26960.pdf
Rotary sludge dewatering presses MA 11/3/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-27617.pdf
Moving bed biological reactor containment drum MD 11/5/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-27613.pdf
Frederick County
Membrane bioreactor system MD 11/20/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-29214.pdf
Town of Taos Town of Taos, Water Reclamation Facility MBR upgrade Zenon ZeeWeed MBR NM 12/9/09 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-12-17/pdf/E9-30046.pdf
Valley City
Membrane filters ND 12/9/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/E9-31404.pdf
City of Auburn
Flushing gate system IN 12/12/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-2661.pdf
Marin Resource Conservation District Solar-powered submersible pump system CA 12/14/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-4075.pdf
Hydroelectric generator MA 12/16/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-31048.pdf
North Conway
High-capacity high-efficiency boilers NH 12/16/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-31045.pdf
Fine pore diffusers WA 12/16/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-2255.pdf
Gwinnett County
Submersible pumps GA 12/18/09 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-1119.pdf
La Salle
Membrane bioreactor membrane racks IL 1/7/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-2541.pdf
High speed, high efficiency magnetic bearing turbo-compressors MN 1/13/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-10908.pdf
Albany County Sewer District
Organic Rankine Cycle turbine generator NY 1/19/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-2253.pdf
West Milford Township Municipal Utilities Authority
Membrane bioreactor unit with flat-plate membrane cartridges NJ 1/19/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-2252.pdf
Warren County
Ultraviolet disinfection system OH 1/26/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-10911.pdf
Mecklenburg County
Coconut fiber (coir) mats NC 1/28/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-3684.pdf
City of Gloucester
Rotary sludge dewatering equipment MA 1/29/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-2817.pdf
Town of Troy
Butterfly valves and actuators on a factory assembled filter skid VT 1/29/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-2810.pdf
Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Air release vacuum valves CA 2/10/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-4053.pdf
Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Data collection transducers CA 2/10/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-4073.pdf
North Pole
Water meter monitor with leak detection
AK 2/11/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-3525.pdf
Wind turbine MA 2/11/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-3703.pdf
Old Town Water District
Pressure filter media ME 2/12/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-3735.pdf
City of Auburn
High speed, high efficiency magnetic bearing turbo-compressors IN 3/25/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-10918.pdf
City of Coldwater
High speed, high efficiency magnetic bearing turbo-compressors MI 3/26/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-10916.pdf
Town of Falmouth
Wind turbine
MA 4/19/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-9751.pdf
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
Acoustic leak detection sensors/loggers NM 4/28/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-10839.pdf
Canaan Valley Public Service District
Membrane filtration cassette
WV 5/17/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-13225.pdf
City of Richland
Cement lined mechanical joint reducer tee fitting
WA 5/21/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-13619.pdf
City of Bridgeport
Large diameter PVC pipe
WA 5/25/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-13529.pdf
City of Newport
Ultraviolet disinfection system
RI 6/15/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-15342.pdf
Town of Windsor
Mild steel well casing
CA 8/13/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-27807.pdf
Town of Sturbridge
Submersible mixer
MA 8/19/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-21676.pdf
Sluice gates
RI 9/15/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-23968.pdf
Pipe fittings
ME 9/15/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-23989.pdf
"30 diameter pipe fitting
MA 9/15/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-23988.pdf
Newport Borough Water Authority
Membrane filtration cassettes
PA 10/7/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-27279.pdf
Heat recovery ventilator
MA 10/8/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-26260.pdf
City of Kimberly
Ultra low harmonics variable frequency drives
ID 10/13/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-27277.pdf
Utah Division of Water Quality
Coconut fiber (coir) mats
UT 10/13/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-29403.pdf
Town of Taos
40 lb/yd ASCE crane railing
NM 10/18/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-27879.pdf
City of Palmer
Rotary screw air compressors
AK 10/20/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-27429.pdf
Central Iowa Water Association
In-home water meter monitors
IA 11/30/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-30971.pdf
Inland Empire Utility Agency
Air release vacuum valves
CA 11/30/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2011-754.pdf
Lake County Special Districts
Non-slam check valves
CA 11/30/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2011-752.pdf
City of Astoria
Slide gate and stop logs/guides
OR 12/03/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-31335.pdf
Town of Smyrna
Pressure filter media
DE 12/09/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2010-33111.pdf
Woodlake Tax District
Submersible well pump
CT 12/10/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-31894.pdf
Buffalo Island Regional Water District
Vertical hollow shaft electric motor
AR 12/17/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-32927.pdf
Hernando County Utilities Department
Wafer Swing Check Valves
FL 12/20/10 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2011-2773.pdf
Hyannis Water System
Security cameras
MA 1/5/11 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2011-636.pdf
City of Columbia
Density analyzers
MO 1/6/11 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-1018.pdf
City of Seattle
Semi-rigid Protection Boards
WA 1/31/11 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2011-2606.pdf
City of Amarillo
Submersible pump
TX 3/8/11 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2011-7606.pdf
DeSoto Parish Waterworks District 1
Submerged membrane filtration system
LA 3/8/11 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2011-7602.pdf
Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority
Wind turbine generator
NJ 4/5/11 http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2011-8018.pdf
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Incidental components
VA 4/27/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-31/pdf/2011-10235.pdf
South Burlington
Turbo aeration blowers
VT 5/9/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-09/pdf/2011-11216.pdf
Town of Smyrna Split HVAC system DE 5/24/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-24/pdf/2011-12772.pdf
City of Marathon
Submerged membrane units FL 5/31/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-31/pdf/2011-13401.pdf
Montgomery Township
Membrane cassettes
NJ 6/3/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-03/pdf/2011-13829.pdf
Salt Lake City (correction)
Vertical linear motion mixers
UT 6/8/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-20/pdf/2011-15252.pdf
City of Columbia
HVAC systems
MO 6/27/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-27/pdf/2011-16048.pdf
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
Air release/vacuum valves
MN 6/29/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-29/pdf/2011-16386.pdf
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services Sludge screen
MN 6/29/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-29/pdf/2011-16383.pdf
Wayne County
PVC pipes
MI 6/29/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-29/pdf/2011-16389.pdf
City of Ocean Shores
Vertical linear motion mixers
WA 7/14/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-14/pdf/2011-17061.pdf
Borough of Ocean Gate
Wind turbine generator
NJ 8/8/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-25/pdf/2011-27607.pdf
Mason County
Turbo aeration blowers
WA 8/19/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-19/pdf/2011-21230.pdf
City of Airway Heights
Split ductless air conditioning units WA 10/7/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-07/pdf/2011-26091.pdf
City of West Monroe
Carbon steel pipe fittings and appurtenances LA 10/7/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-07/pdf/2011-26090.pdf
Nikishka Bay Utilities
Magnetic flow meter AK 10/12/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-12/pdf/2011-26330.pdf
Sussex County
Ductless split heating/air conditioning system DE 12/23/11 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-23/pdf/2011-33015.pdf
City of Austin
Vertical linear motion mixers TX 1/12/12 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-08/pdf/2012-2904.pdf
Cuyahoga County Coconut fiber (coir) woven mats OH 2/3/12 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-03/pdf/2012-2438.pdf
Oklahoma Conservation Commission Fiber (coir) woven mats OK 1/17/13 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-19/pdf/2013-03599.pdf


More Green Project Reserve Information

Activities Update: Funding Decentralized Wastewater Systems Using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (7 pp, 3543K, About PDF)
Arizona Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) ARRA Green Project Reserve Case Study (4 pp, 586K, About PDF)
Green Streets: A Conceptual Guide to Effect Green Streets Design Solutions (PDF) (7 pp, 5811K, About PDF)
Increasing Energy Efficiency Through ARRA Funding: New York State Wastewater Initiatives  (4pp, 3,110K, About PDF)
Massachusetts Energy Management Pilot Program for Drinking Water and Wastewater Case Study (8 pp, 988K, About PDF)
Webcast on Green Project Reserve – March 12, 2009 (PDF) (30 pp, 120K, About PDF)
Webcast on Accessing the Green Project Reserve – May 14, 2009 (PDF) (84 pp, 1,125K, About PDF)
Webcast on Funding Green Stormwater Infrastructure with the Green Project Reserve – May 21, 2009 (PDF) (68 pp, 9,1890K, About PDF)

Other Helpful Resources

EPA has a number of websites that can help communities identify activities that may be eligible for funds

State CWSRF programs have a history of funding innovative projects.

Effectively managed water utilities help sustain our nation’s water infrastructure. As local communities identify projects for funding, EPA encourages them to use sustainable practices to ensure that their infrastructure will provide long-term benefits for their customers and the environment. 

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