Since the mid-1970s, California has made an effort to promote water use efficiency through the Federal Clean Water Act and passage of several bond measures. In 1987, the Amendments to the Federal Clean Water Act created the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to public agencies for planning, design, and construction of wastewater treatment facilities and water recycling projects. In 1978, 1979, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, and 2002, California passed several bond laws and created a fund, which provided loans and grants for planning and construction of water recycling projects.
The Water Recycling Funding Program (WRFP) provides funding for construction loans and grants, planning grants and research. Applications are being accepted at this time for Proposition 13 planning grants and loans.
The SRF Loan Program, while primarily intended for funding water pollution control facilities, is also available to provide loans for water recycling facilities planned for water supply purposes. There is no specified allocation in the SRF for water recycling, and this program is used when other loan funds are unavailable. Currently, the SRF Loan Program is accepting water recycling loan applications; however, limited funds are available. Get more information about the SRF Loan Program.
TABLE 1. Summary of State Water Resources Control Board WRFP Funding and Expected Deliveries, 1978 - April 2014
|Funding Source||Construction loans||Construction grants||Planning grants||Research grants||Total loans and grants|
|1978 Bond Law||-||11,194,122||-||-||11,194,122|
|1984 Bond Law||$49,691,905||-||-||-||$49,691,905|
|1988 Bond Law||$37,791,991||-||-||-||$37,791,991|
|1996 Bond Law (Prop. 204)||$1,811,821||-||-||-||$1,811,821|
|1996 Bond Law (Prop. 13)||$20,379,516||$37,312,273||$3,105,674||$1,993,542||$62,791,005|
|2000 Bond Law (Seawater Intrusion Control Loan Fund)||$17,864,898||-||-||-||$17,864,898|
|2000 Bond Law (Prop. 13)||$20,602,068||$38,512,984||$3,353,483||$2,317,995||$64,786,530|
|2002 Bond Law (Prop. 50)||-||$62,676,816||-||-||$62,676,816|
|Clean Water State Revolving Fund||$1,116,184,879||-||-||-||$1,116,184,879|
Questions or Comments?
Senior Water Resources Control Engineer
Division of Financial Assistance
Water Recycling Funding Program
State Water Resources Control Board
P.O. Box 944212
Sacramento, CA 94244-2120