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Water Board Eyeballing Billions In Infrastructure Funding Requests

Sacramento, CA – State water officials report receiving over $3 billion in completed applications to help fund water infrastructure needs across numerous jurisdictions throughout California.

Wednesday the State Water Resources Control Board announced its Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) had reached that impressive total in funding requests, adding that its had additionally increased its financing commitments by more than $300 million per year over the past three years.

The CWSRF anticipates helping fund projects in Region 5 that might range from the latest phase of the Echo Water Project, part of Sacramento County Regional Sanitation District to two projects in the Mother Lode that are among the applications for future financing.

Currently listed among the projects is the Calaveras County Water District’s West Point and Wilseyville Wastewater Treatment Facilities Consolidation Project, for which the district applied for $4,750,000. The Valley Springs Public Utilities District’s Effluent Management and Wastewater Treatment Project, also included, applied for $6 million in funding and $3.5 million in additional loan financing.

Established in 1989 the CWSRF is charged with helping to prevent pollution and protecting communities’ water supplies by providing low-interest financing and loan forgiveness for wastewater treatment and water recycling construction projects. Other financing helps fund non-point source watershed projects, estuary plans and storm drain pollution control.