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DWRLF Loan Program

As a result of State Legislation, as well as legislation by the U.S. Congress, the Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF) was created to assist public water systems in financing needed drinking water infrastructure improvements (e.g., treatment plant, distribution main replacement, storage facilities).  The DWRLF is administered by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) Office of Public Health (OPH).  Similar to the successful Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) administered by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), this program provides low-interest loans for construction of eligible water system projects.  As loans are repaid,  money is available to be used again for new loans - a true revolving fund.  The program provides a significant financial incentive for public water supplies to upgrade treatment facilities to meet current and future regulatory requirements designed to protect public health and to rehabilitate and/or replace aging infrastructure.  

The current Intended Use Plan (IUP) is a document detailing how the State will utilize it's federal allotment of funds available to the DWRLF as authorized under the Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Act (R.S. 40:2821 et seq.).  

The current Comprehensive List of Applicants includes all the public water systems, which have submitted a completed DWRLF Application Package.  The proposed projects are listed and ranked in priority order based upon the priority ranking system detailed in the IUP.

The current Annual Report  is a document describing how the State has met the goals and objectivies identified in its IUP, work plans and grant agreements for the State's fiscal year.

Under the provisions of state law, we are providing the DWRLF Financial Statement Audit for the year ending June 30, 2013. 

 

SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

Specific documents must be completed and submitted to the DWRLF Program any time a water system intends to seek DWRLF assistance.  Click on the document titles to access the down-loadable files. For assistance please feel free to contact any of our staff at 225-342-7499.

How to apply for a loan?  For more information about the financial portion of the program, please contact Jennifer Meyer at the number listed above or by email at Jennifer.Wilson@la.gov


Engineering Technical/Environmental Requirements
.  For more information about the engineering/enviromental documents, please contact Dan MacDonald at the above listed number or by email at Dan.MacDonald@la.gov


Capacity Development Requirements. For more information about the Capacity Development  requirements for systems seeking funds, please contact Joel McKenzie at the number listed above or by email at  Joel.McKenzie@la.gov


DWRLF Loan Closing Photo Gallery

DWRLF Press Releases


Environmental Determinations