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Consolidation Incentive Program

Background

To promote consolidation as a cost-effective solution to water systems that don't meet safe drinking water standards, we are providing an incentive to encourage larger systems to consolidate nearby noncompliant systems. Typically, we only invite primary health-based projects from categories A-G to submit SRF applications. Through the consolidation incentive process, lower ranked projects that don't usually receive SRF invitations can become eligible for SRF funding. By agreeing to consolidate a neighboring noncompliant system, we will re-rank a low-ranked project into a fundable category.

For example: System A wants to upgrade an area with old leaky distribution piping but cannot apply for SRF since the project was ranked into category O. Down the road, System B has an arsenic problem ranked in category G but due to its size cannot afford the ongoing costs of treatment. If System A agrees to consolidate System B, their category O project can get re-ranked through the incentive process to category G where it will receive an SRF funding invitation.

 

How to Apply

In order to apply for a consolidation incentive project, systems must first submit a re-ranking request form. Systems can continually submit re-ranking request forms, which can be found below. Once approved, we will notify the systems and invite the newly-ranked projects to submit full applications during the next round of invitations. Please review the guidelines and requirements below prior to submitting a re-ranking request form.

 

Questions or Comments?

If you have questions about the Consolidation Incentive Program, please contact your local DDW District Office.

 

Current Consolidation Incentive Projects

Incentive Project No.

Incentive System

Consolidated System

1010007-028CI-C

City of Fresno

Orange Center School

0610002-001CI-P

City of Colusa

Del Oro WC - Walnut Ranch

2010003-003CI-C

Bass Lake WC

MD #6, Lake Shore Park

3310009-062CI-P

Eastern MWD

County Water Co.

3310012-017CI-P

Elsinore Valley MWD

County Water Co.

5410010-013CI-C

City of Porterville

Akin WC

 

Consolidation Incentive Applications

Included below are the applications, cover letters and enclosures for the SRF Consolidation Incentive construction and planning funding options. Please download and review your chosen application and all of its applicable enclosures. Please be advised that an application and all of its supplemental materials will only be accepted from water systems who received an invitation to apply and who submitted a complete Statement of Intent by the invitation's specified deadline.

Consolidation Incentive Planning Application Materials - Due March 24, 2014

  • CI-0p Planning Cover Letter (PDF)
  • CI-1p Application for Planning Funds (PDF) (Word)
  • CI-2p Application Guidelines and Instructions (PDF)
  • CI-3p Scope of the Project (PDF) (Word)
  • CI-4p Applicant Checklist (PDF) (Word)
  • 5 Certification for Water Metering (PDF) (Word)
  • 6 Map of Division of Drinking Water Districts (PDF)
  • 7 Guidelines for Green Infrastructure (PDF)
  • 8 Proposition 218 Information (PDF)
  • 9 Labor Compliance/Davis-Bacon Information (PDF) (Word)
  • 10 Technical, Managerial, Financial (TMF) Assessment Form and Criteria (PDF)
  • 11 Sample Resolution for Application (PDF) (Word)
  • 12 Engineering Firm Selection Process (Word)
  • CI-13 Consolidation Incentive Guideline (PDF)
  • 14 Uniform Relocation Act Information (PDF)

Consolidation Incentive Construction Application Materials - Due June 23, 2014

  • CI-0c Construction Application Cover Letter (PDF)
  • CI-1c Application for Construction Funds (PDF) (Word)
  • CI-2c Application for Guidelines and Instructions (PDF)
  • CI-3c Applicant Engineering Report (PDF) (Word)
  • CI-4c Applicant's Checklist (PDF) (Word)
  • 5 Certification for Water Metering (PDF) (Word)
  • 6 Map of Division of Drinking Water Districts (PDF)
  • 7 Guidelines for Green Infrastructure (PDF)
  • 8 Proposition 218 Information (PDF)
  • 9 Labor Compliance/Davis-Bacon Information (PDF) (Word)
  • 10 Technical, Managerial, Financial (TMF) Assessment Form and Criteria (PDF)
  • 11 Sample Resolution for Application (PDF) (Word)
  • 12 Engineering Firm Selection Process (Word)
  • CI-13 Consolidation Incentive Guideline (PDF)
  • 14 Uniform Relocation Act Information (PDF)

 

(Updated 8/27/14)