Drinking Water Revolving Fund

  • Drinking Water Revolving Fund

    Michigan's Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF) program is designed to assist water suppliers in satisfying the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act by offering low-interest loans of 2% (for 20 and 30-year loans) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to eligible water suppliers. The Michigan DWRF program (Part 54 of PA 451, 1994) was established in June 1997. As of October 1, 2017, the DWRF program has provided low-interest loans for 288 projects, totaling $949 million.  It is anticipated that new funding will be made available to subsidize disadvantaged communities in FY 2019.

    Green projects are encouraged.  If you have projects with components that address green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements, or other environmentally innovative activities, project plans will need to be submitted by May 1, 2018.  Please refer to the Green Project Reserve Guidance below for further information.

    If you are interested in applying for a DWRF loan, a final project plan must be submitted or postmarked on or before May 1 to be considered for funding in FY 2019.  The real discount rate (which does not include an inflation premium) is 0.2% or .002 for a 20-year period. This rate should be used in project planning for cost-effectiveness analysis only.

    NEW! Intent-to-Apply (ITA) form (fillable word) for the DWRF loan program. A community interested in applying for a loan must fill this form out and submit it to DEQ-DWMAD-RevolvingLoanSection@michigan.gov at any time, but by no later than December 31 for consideration for funding the following fiscal year. Following submittal of the ITA, a RLS project manager will follow-up with the community to set up a discussion.


Laws and Rules