Local Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Success Stories
- Water Conservation in Oregon - Farmers Irrigation District Exit
The Farmers Irrigation District used CWSRF loans to improve irrigators' water access, reduce labor costs, and save six billion gallons of water a year.
- EPA Funding Helps a California Wastewater Utility Conserve Water and Reduce Energy Usage Exit
The Inland Empire Utilities Agency used CWSRF American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to invest in water recycling and reuse to conserve water and reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
- EPA Supports Green Stormwater Management in Lenexa, Kansas Exit
The City of Lenexa, Kansas used CWSRF ARRA funds to construct the Central Green Streamway, an innovative stormwater management solution that protects water quality while providing recreational and educational opportunities for residents.
- Use Innovative Programmatic Financing Approach to Maintain Stable CWSRF Demand
This report shows how several states use an innovative financing approach, Programmatic Financing (or “Pro-Fi” for short), which offers mutual benefits for CWSRF programs and their largest customers. For the utility, Pro-Fi provides a stable, predictable funding source to incorporate into the annual budget process, as well as a simplified CWSRF application process. For CWSRF state programs, Pro-Fi provides a guaranteed source of regular disbursements that allows for reliable cash flow planning and reduces the risk that unliquidated obligations will grow out of control.
- Funding Agricultural Best Management Practices with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
This fact sheet demonstrates how the CWSRF provides assistance to eligible recipients for projects promoting agricultural best management practices. It also gives an overview of the Maryland and Virginia Farm Credit Banks, as well as the Minnesota Ag BMP Loan Program.
- Sponsorship Lending and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
This fact sheet demonstrates how the CWSRF provides assistance to eligible recipients through sponsorship lending. It highlights successful projects in Idaho and Iowa.
- Protecting Public Health and Water Quality with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
This fact sheet demonstrates how the CWSRF provides assistance to eligible recipients while protecting public health and water quality. It highlights successful projects in Indiana and Delaware.
- Funding Water Reuse and Conservation Projects with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
This fact sheet demonstrates how the CWSRF provides assistance to eligible recipients for projects promoting water reuse and conservation. It highlights successful projects for these communities in California, Virginia and Texas.
- Waste Not Want Not: Water Reuse and Recycling in Texas
The Texas Water Development Board has provided more than $300 million to over 28 projects using its CWSRF to fund a diversified portfolio of water reclamation, reuse and supply development solutions to augment community resiliency in the face of severe drought events throughout the state.
- Innovations in Agriculture in Oregon: Farmers Irrigation District Improves Water Quality, Maximizes Water Conservation, and Generates Clean, Renewable Energy
The Hood River Farmers Irrigation District used $36.2 million in CWSRF loans for a multiple-year endeavor to convert the open canal system to a piped, pressurized irrigation system to maximize water conservation and restore reliable water delivery to crops.
- Creating a Sustainable Wastewater Utility: Inland Empire Utility Agency, California
The Inland Empire Utilities in California used ARRA funds to invest in water recycling and reuse that will save money and reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions by the utility.
- Power Up with Methane Gas: Struthers Water Pollution Control Facility
The city of Struthers received $5.4 million in ARRA funding from the Ohio’s CWSRF for a project that uses methane gas produced at the Struthers Water Pollution Control Facility to power unit treatment processes and significantly offset the facility’s energy footprint.
- Funding Disadvantaged Communities with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
This fact sheet demonstrates how the CWSRF provides assistance to eligible recipients in disadvantaged communities. It highlights successful projects for these communities in Idaho and West Virginia.
- Integrating Green Infrastructure with Community Needs: El Cerrito Green Streets Project
The El Cerrito Redevelopment Agency, in combination with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, obtained a $392,000 loan with 100 percent principal forgiveness through ARRA for the construction of a series of rain gardens and bioswales along San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito, California.
- Community Sustainability and Revitalization: Ecocenter at Heron’s Head Park in San Francisco
The California State Water Resource Control Board’s CWSRF is helping improve Heron's Head Park through an award of ARRA funding, furthering the Literacy for Environmental Justice’s educational mission while reducing the environmental footprint of an important community space.
- Funding Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
This fact sheet demonstrates how the CWSRF provides assistance to eligible recipients for decentralized wastewater treatment system projects. It highlights successful decentralized wastewater treatment programs in Rhode Island and Alabama.
- Decentralized Wastewater Treatment: Ohio’s Home Sewage Treatment System Program
Ohio’s CWSRF program provided over $3 million in ARRA funds to decentralized wastewater projects as part of its Home Sewage Treatment System program.
- Decentralized Systems: Developing Partnerships to Broaden Opportunities Using the CWSRF
Many states maximized the effect of their CWSRF ARRA grant by partnering with other state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations to manage a large number of projects to repair and replace failing onsite treatment systems which ensured cleaner water for their states.
- Value-Focused Approach to Improving Water Quality: Albany-Millersburg Talking Water Gardens
To meet new total maximum daily load requirements, the cities of Albany and Millersburg in Oregon worked together to design and fund a project that addresses wastewater treatment from a natural hydrological perspective. The Talking Water Gardens project involved creating 37 acres of constructed wetlands and was partially funded through $8 million received through the Oregon CWSRF.
- Funding Stormwater Management with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
This fact sheet demonstrates how the CWSRF provides assistance to eligible recipients for stormwater management projects. It highlights successful stormwater management programs in New Jersey and New Mexico.
- Innovative Stormwater Management: Spokane Urban Runoff Greenways Ecosystem
Spokane, Washington developed the Spokane Urban Runoff Greenway Ecosystem (SURGE) program to retrofit the existing urban landscape of curb and gutter systems in several places. The city uses low-impact and green infrastructure strategies to mimic the natural hydrologic process. These strategies include capturing, treating, and infiltrating stormwater runoff to study the impact on water quality.
- Collaborative Watershed Restoration Plan: Maine’s Project to Improve Casco Bay
The Long Creek Restoration Project received $2.1 million in ARRA loan funding from Maine’s CWSRF to implement the recommendations of the Long Creek Watershed Management Plan. The project includes the installation of a variety of green stormwater components such as vegetative bioswales and soil media filters to reduce pollutant loadings in Casco Bay.
- Green Infrastructure Projects and State Activities: CWSRF Innovations
This report highlights several projects funded by ARRA that illustrate the importance of building partnerships among various stakeholders and how different green infrastructure technologies and practices can be applied in different settings.
- Funding Energy Efficiency and Conservation Projects with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
This fact sheet demonstrates how the CWSRF provides assistance to eligible recipients for projects promoting energy efficiency and conservation. It highlights successful projects in New York, Alabama and Maryland.
- Combined Heat and Power Projects at Wastewater Treatment Facilities
This fact sheet describes how the CWSRF applies to the development of combined heat and power (or cogeneration) projects and provides examples of projects that have been funded through the CWSRF.
- Funding Resilient Infrastructure with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
This fact sheet demonstrates how the CWSRF provides assistance to eligible recipients for projects promoting resiliency. It highlights successful resiliency projects in Indiana and New York.