Fact sheet discusses Clean Water State Revolving Fund

A fact sheet titled 'Funding Water Conservation and Reuse with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund' is available from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC).

MORGANTOWN, WV, Oct. 25, 2001 — A fact sheet titled "Funding Water Conservation and Reuse with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund" is available from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC).

Developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water, this fact sheet discusses the Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1987, which authorized the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) to fund point source, nonpoint source, and estuary projects.

The programs work like banks: federal and state contributions are used to capitalize or set up the programs. These assets, in turn are used to make low or no-interest loans. Repaid funds are recycled to fund other water quality projects. This fact sheet describes how the CWSRF works, how to fund a project, and the sources of loan repayments. Examples of successful projects are summarized.

This two-page fact sheet may be useful to engineers, local and public health officials, operators, planners, finance officers, and the general public. The cost is 40 cents plus shipping. To order, call the NSFC at (800) 624-8301 or (304) 293-4191, and request Item #FMFSFN35. Readers also may e-mail nsfc_orders@mail.nesc.wvu.edu.

Funded by the EPA, the NSFC helps small communities find affordable sewage treatment options to protect public health and the environment. Located at West Virginia University, the NSFC offers more than 450 free and low-cost educational products, a toll-free technical assistance hotline, five computer databases, two free publications, and an online discussion group.

For more information, visit NSFC's Web site at http://www.nsfc.wvu.edu.

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