Fact sheet discusses funding and wetland protection

A fact sheet titled 'Protecting Wetlands with the Clean Water State Revolving Fund' is available from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC).

MORGANTOWN, WV, October 26, 2001 — A fact sheet titled "Protecting Wetlands 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 briefly outlines how the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) works, the various types of funding available (i.e., loans, grants), categories of eligibility, source of repayment, and where to obtain additional information.

Based on the serious threats to wetland resources across the nation, EPA would like to see the SRF become a major source of funding for wetland protection. The 51 Clean Water SRF programs currently issue approximately $3 billion in loans annually. SRF loans are issued at below market rates (0 percent to less than market), offering borrowers significant savings over the life of the loan. This two-page fact sheet may be of interest to local and state officials, planners, managers, finance officers, and the general public.

Although the fact sheet is free, please note that shipping charges still apply. To order, call the NSFC at (800) 624-8301 or (304) 293-4191, and request Item #FMFSFN31. You also may e-mail nsfc_orders@mail.nesc.wvu.edu.

Funded by the EPA, the NSFC is a nonprofit information and assistance program that helps homeowners and small communities identify appropriate wastewater treatment technologies to meet their needs.

The NSFC offers more than 450 free or low-cost products, including computer software and design manuals; Small Flows Quarterly, a magazine for the wastewater industry with nearly 45,000 subscribers; and Pipeline, a newsletter written for the general public with approximately 20,000 subscribers.

The NSFC maintains five databases with bibliographic, manufacturers and consultants, state regulations, health departments, and wastewater facilities information. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.nsfc.wvu.edu.

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