Funding Sources for Drinking Water Systems in Wyoming and on Tribal Lands in EPA Region 8
Managers of publicly owned drinking water systems in Wyoming or on Tribal Lands located in EPA Region 8 may use a variety of funding sources to support the costs of construction, operation and maintenance, lab testing, and employment. Sources include hook up fees and usage billings, municipal bonds, and state funding through mechanisms such as revolving fund loans. This page describes funding through the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and Tribal federal funding options.
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The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as amended in 1996, established the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to make funds available to drinking water systems to finance infrastructure improvements. If you are affiliated with a Wyoming publicly-owned water supply system, you are eligible to apply to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WYDEQ) for revolving fund loans.
Applicants eligible to apply to the Wyoming Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program are state agencies, counties, municipalities, joint powers boards, and other entities constituting a political subdivision under the laws of the state (such as water improvement districts).
Eligible projects include most drinking water source, treatment, transmission, storage, and distribution projects for a public water system or that create a new public water system.
WYDEQ ranks projects using its priority ranking system, which is based on public health issues, compliance issues, system deficiencies, and affordability criteria. Projects are then listed according to their priority ranking in the current Wyoming DWSRF Intended Use Plan(IUP). The DWSRF IUP is updated once annually in the fall.
More information can be found at the Wyoming Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Exit webpage. Opportunities to apply are announced annually.
EPA Region 8 uses the national guidelines to implement the Drinking Water Infrastructure Grants Tribal Set Aside (DWIG-TSA) Program. Information about the DWIG-TSA program can be found at: Drinking Water Infrastructure Grants Tribal Set-Aside Program Revised Guidelines.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Minnie Moore Adams (8WD-TFS)
USEPA Region 8
1595 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202