Clean Water State Revolving Fund


The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program is a funding program to address water quality problems through wastewater facility construction, upgrades, or expansions. The program is charged with general oversight, fiscal management and administrative compliance review of local governmental entities that receive funds.

This section provides information and guidance on what administrative actions are needed to process a loan through the program. When a community has been recommended by the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council to seek the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program for financial assistance, that community will be contacted by one of the financial managers.

A meeting may be scheduled to advise the community leaders about the overall program requirements and specifically what should be completed next to obtain a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan. There are federal, state and program requirements that must be met prior to scheduling a loan closing.

Drinking Water Treatment Revolving Fund Program Has Been Transferred to the DEP

The West Virginia Legislature, at the 2023 Regular Session, passed House Bill 561, which transferred administration of the DWTRF from BPH to the DEP effective July 1, 2023. The DEP will be working in collaboration with the Office of Environmental and Health Services (OEHS) to provide funding to necessary projects and to provide financial support to the OEHS to carry out set-aside activities funded under Sections 1452 (g)(2)(A), (B), (C), and (D) and Sections 1452 (k)(1)(B), (C), and (D) of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. As a result, the DEP will be responsible for managing the DWTRF and Capacity Development Programs and providing the necessary funding from the set-asides to fund all eligible expenditures in support of the OEHS Environmental Engineering Division.

This webpage will be updated in the coming months to reflect the recent changes, but in the interim the following resources continue to provide necessary information regarding the DWTRF and Capacity Development Programs.

FY2025 Priority List for the Drinking Water Treatment Revolving Fund Program

The Drinking Water Treatment Revolving (DWTRF) Program is beginning preparation of the FY2025 Priority List. If you wish to be listed on the FY2025 DWSRF priority list, you must submit an application.

The priority list application must be completed and returned no later than March 1, 2024, if a DWTRF loan closing is anticipated for the project during state fiscal year 2025 (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025).

The FY2025 Priority List will contain applicants eligible to be considered for a loan agreement between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025. All information requested on the application must be provided. Please note that the last pages of the priority list application need to be completed only if you have a project that you feel meets the requirements to be qualified as an emerging contaminants (EC) and/or Lead Service Lines Replacement (LSL) project. If you wish to be considered as an emerging contaminants and/or Lead Service Lines replacement project, then you must complete this portion of the application.

Priority List Applications should be submitted via email to:


Contact Us

John Giroir
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone:(304) 926-0499 x43836

WV Clean Water Needs Survey

The WV Clean Water Needs Survey (CWNS) will gather information about the capital investment needs and technical information of wastewater, stormwater, nonpoint source control, and decentralized treatment facilities in West Virginia. This information along with similar information from across the country will be submitted to EPA and assembled into a report to Congress. The dashboard will track the WV CWSRF program's progress on the survey and allow utilities to know if their information has been received and its status concerning the submission to EPA.

All information must be received and submitted to EPA by January 31, 2023.

Financial Assistance Programs

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund currently has three financial assistance programs available:

Low Interest Loan Program

A low interest loan program for construction of municipal wastewater treatment works is available for municipalities and public service districts to build, upgrade, or expand treatment facilities and collection systems. Conventional loans with a repayment period of 20 years are available with an interest rate and annual administrative fee not exceeding 3% for certain communities. Loans with repayment periods from 21 to 40 years are available for disadvantaged communities where financial affordablility is an issue.

Agriculture Water Quality Loan Program

The Agriculture Water Quality Loan Program is a partnership with the West Virginia Conservation Agency (WVCA) developed to address pollution from nonpoint sources using Best Management Practices approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund money is loaned to participating banks so they can offer below market rate low interest loans to qualified applicants. For more information, contact your local Conservation District office.

  • WVCA District Map

    West Virginia Conservation Agency interactive district location map by county.

On-Site Systems Loan Program

In cooperation with the West Virginia Housing Development Fund (WVHDF) and Safe Housing and Economic Development, Inc. (SHED), a low interest loan program has been established to address on-site sewage disposal problems. Loans up to $10,000 are available to replace malfunctioning septic systems and to install new on-site sewage systems for homes that have direct sewage discharges to ditches and streams. To obtain additional information on this new program, you can contact Melissa Cross (DEP), Wendy Haddox (Housing Development Fund), or Becky Lester (SHED).

Program Contacts

Melissa Cross, Community Development Specialist II
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43867

Becky Lester


Phone: (304) 436-6367

Program Documents and Publications

Financial Documents

Engineering Documents

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