Financial Assistance

Ohio EPA's Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, in cooperation with the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA), has several programs that offer below market rate loans to eligible public water systems to fund improvements to eliminate public health threats and ensure compliance with federal and state drinking water laws and regulations.

Join the DWAF electronic mailing list to stay informed about the financial assistance program.

Questions? Call the Financial Assistance Program at (614) 644-2752.

Announcements

Learn more about Ohio's drinking water SRF pre-application process from our webinar (View Slides or Video) on January 29, 2014.

December 31, 2013: Now Accepting Pre-applications for Program Year 2015

What's New in The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program? The Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund operates on program years, which run from July through June. The 2015 Program Year, which covers the period from July 2014 through June 2015, brings some significant changes that you should be aware of. Click here for more information on the additional requirements. If you have questions, please contact Ohio EPA’s Division of Drinking and Ground Waters’ loans unit at (614) 644-2752.

Drinking Water Assistance Fund

The Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) includes the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA), Source Water Assessment and Protection program, and technical assistance through the Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP).

Carbon filter control systemProgram Year 2013
DWAF Annual Report (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013)

Program Year 2012
DWAF Annual Reprt (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012)

Program Year 2011
DWAF Annual Report (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011)

 


Program Year 2015 (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015)

The WSRLA provides financial assistance for the planning, design, and construction of improvements to community water systems and non-profit, non-community public water systems.  Below-market interest rates are offered for public health or compliance related infrastructure improvements to public water systems. The pre-application deadline is March 1.


The DCLP is a sub-section of the WSRLA program. The DCLP provides funding assistance to drinking water systems in need of design, planning and construction improvements. To qualify for assistance, the system must have documented public health issues and have an annual water and sewer rate (cost per household) which is disproportionately high compared to the median household income of the service area.  The application deadline is March 1st.


Drinking Water Emergency Loan Fund

The Drinking Water Emergency Loan Fund provides emergency loans to public water systems for remediation of a threat of contamination, which means anything that prevents a public water system from supplying adequate quantities of safe, potable water to existing users.  Any Ohio public water system with a valid license to operate (LTO) is eligible to apply.  A maximum loan of $25,000 may be provided to a single system.

Capability Assurance Program

The Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) includes the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA), the wellhead protection program, and technical assistance through the Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP).

General Information

Reports

New Systems

WSRLA Loan Applications