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Training Updates

Drinking Water and Wastewater Regionalization - Opportunities and Challenges

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
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  • Ohio is facing aging environmental infrastructure, rising construction costs, increased focus on asset management, strained local budgets for operations and maintenance, and increasing water and wastewater user charges for residential customers.

Publication Updates

Ohio EPA’s 2021 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program Management Plan Available

  • On  December 30, 2020 in |
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  • Ohio EPA has finalized the 2021 WPCLF Program Management Plan. The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio’s water resources.

Guidance to Help You Prepare Your WPCLF/WSRLA Project Plan

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
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  • Whenever a community applies to obtain a design or construction loan from DEFA, specific information must be provided so the technical group in the Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) can review the project.

WPCLF Updates and Highlights of the Draft 2020 Program Management Plan

  • On  October 22, 2019 in |
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  • The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program Management Plan (PMP) includes guidelines for administration of program funds and project implementation over the program year.

New Readiness-to-Proceed Requirements in the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Programs

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
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  • As part of DEFA’s ongoing efforts to make the most of the limited principal forgiveness funding available every year through our SRF programs, additional focus will be placed on projects that are ready to proceed.

Training Updates

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Strengthens the Nation’s State Revolving Funds

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
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  • On Oct. 23, 2018, the President signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, containing provisions strengthening both the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

Ohio’s State Revolving Funds (SRFs) Continue to Promote Regional Solutions

  • On  December 6, 2018 in |
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  • In Ohio, the State Revolving Funds programs have been providing incentives, either through zero percent interest rate loans, or through principal forgiveness funds, for projects that involve regionalization of drinking water or wastewater facilities.