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Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan program provides low-cost loans for the planning, design and construction of various water pollution control activities. Any public agency in Oregon is eligible for a CWSRF loan. Eligible public agencies include tribal nations, cities, counties, sanitary districts, soil and water conservation districts, irrigation districts and various special districts and certain intergovernmental entities.

Current News

  • October 30, 2014 - Moving Toward Sustainability, webinar
    Register for this free webinar on sustainable and effective practices for creating your water utility roadmap. This is the first in a series of four webinars that will get your water utility moving toward financial and environmental sustainability.
  • November 18, 2014 - Financial Planning for Water Utilities, workshop
    Join Oregon’s water utility organizations in a collaborative, daylong workshop focused on financial issues for water utilities. This workshop will outline the financial details every stormwater, drinking water, and wastewater utility should focus on as a well-managed utility.
  • Sustainable Utility Management For Rural and Small Systems Workshop: The Oregon DEQ, in partnership with USDA, EPA, Business Oregon IFA and the Oregon Association of Water Utilities, is offering this interactive workshop on December 8, 2014 in Hood River, OR. Participants will learn how to improve long-term sustainability and increase resiliency of their systems.
  • New financing option available: The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission has approved amended state rules which allow for longer-term financing in the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program. This option allows for terms up to 30 years and can create more affordable financing options to communities by spreading debt over a longer period. Longer-term financing applies to “treatment works” projects only – wastewater, industrial and stormwater treatment plants, equipment and collection systems. More information on the amended rule is available on the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Rulemaking site.
  • Manual for Design Bid Build Project Construction — this guidance document has been updated as of 12/24/2013. CWSRF loan recipients, their consultants and contractors will use this manual when executing wastewater treatment construction projects as defined by Section 212 of the Clean Water Act to comply with process, reporting and documentation requirements.
  • Oregon Wastewater Planning Guidance — this guidance document was developed jointly by multiple agencies that provide public funding for water quality improvements in Oregon.
  • Memo: Oregon's Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program - 2014 Update: A summary of the program's milestones and recent changes.
  • Proposed 2015 Fiscal Year Intended Use Plan– Update #1 NEW!

Program Information

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For more information about DEQ's Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program see the Program Overview page.

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