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Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)

Overview:

The New Mexico Environment Department manages the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund Program (CWSRF). The CWSRF program provides a source of low-cost financing for a wide range of wastewater and storm water projects that protect surface and ground water. Funds may also be used for projects that control non-point source water pollution, such as a solid waste and septic tank installations.

The CWSRF program was established in 1986 pursuant to the Wastewater Facility Construction Loan Act and the Federal Clean Water Act and provides low-interest loans with a repayment period of up to thirty years. Repayments are cycled back into the fund and used to pay for future clean water projects.

 

Click the links below to view New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC) regulations that govern the CWSRF:

 

Eligible Entities

Municipalities, Counties, Water and Sanitation Districts, Mutual Domestic Water Associations, Pueblos and Tribes are all encouraged to apply for this funding. Funds from the CWSRF can be used by public entities for planning, design and construction of wastewater collection and treatment facilities and for non-point source water pollution control projects.

Type of Funds

The CWSRF funds are available for up to 100% of eligible costs. Federal legislation determines the availability of the additional subsidization on an annual basis. If additional subsidy is made available then, a combination loan and grant funds may also be available.

Loan Interest

CWSRF loans are offered at below market rates, ranging from 0% to 2.375% depending on census and economic criteria.

 

CWSRF Basics

 

Applications for CWSRF Funding

The first step in securing funding from CWSRF is to apply. Applications are accepted annually each Spring. A submitted application does not obligate a community to accept funding. Please feel free to contact our team to be included in our mailing list and to be notified when the next funding cycle is open. CPB CWSRF Team email: NMENV-cpbinfo@state.nm.us or (505) 827-2806.

Click the following link to go to the CWSRF Application and Information documents page.

There you can view or download the CWSRF Application.

 

CWSRF Priority Rating System

The intent of the CWSRF Projects Priority Rating System is to evaluate and rank projects that will mitigate point source discharges, such as discharges from wastewater treatment facilities and non-point source impacts to surface and groundwater. The system will also evaluate each applicant’s level of financial need, local commitment to promoting sustainable utilities, and readiness to proceed with design and construction.

Click the following link to go to the CWSRF Application and Information documents page.

There you can view or download the Priority Rating System Guidance.

 

CWSRF Affordability Criteria System

Affordability Criteria is used for the purpose of identifying communities that would most benefit from additional subsidization. Pursuant to the Clean Water Act, affordability criteria is based on: Income data, unemployment, population trends.

Click the following link to go to the CWSRF Application and Information documents page.

There you can view or download the Affordability Criteria System.

 

CWSRF Green Project Reserve (GPR)

Green Project Reserve is a federal initiative intended to promote investment practices in the water sector towards green and/or soft-path practices. Green practices include: water efficiency, energy efficiency, green infrastructure and environmentally innovative projects.

Click the following link to go to the CWSRF Application and Information documents page.

There you can view or download:

Green Project Reserve Eligibility Guidance

Green Project Reserve Project Categorical Eligible and Non-Eligible Examples.

 

CWSRF Projects Priority List (PPL)

Apply for funding and placement on the CWSRF Project Priority List (PPL) is the first step in obtaining a low interest loan for an eligible Clean Water project.

Click the following link to go to the CWSRF Reports documents page.

There you can view or download the 2018 Project Priority List.

 

CWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) for State Fiscal Year 2017

The NMED Construction Programs Bureau (CPB) produces an annual IUP to identify the intended uses for the CWSRF. The SFY 2017 IUP is now available. NMED CPB accepted public comment from July 11th through July 29th, 2016 regarding adoption of the New Mexico CWSRF Program’s Intended Use Plan for State Fiscal Year 2017.

Click the following link to go to the CWSRF Reports page.

There you can view or download the 2018 Intended Use Plan.

 


 

CWSRF Grantee Project Requirements

Click the following link to go to the Engineering Contract Template and Included Attachments page. 

There you can view or download: 

Engineering Contract Template for All Funding Programs

 

Asset Management Plan

Beginning October 1, 2014, all CWSRF projects must have an asset management plan. The asset management plan must be in place prior to the project’s completion, and can be funded through CWSRF as part of the project. The State approved outline for an asset management plan, the The State approved outline for an asset management plan, Asset Management Report Outline and Checklist and Introduction should be used by water and wastewater utilities to create an asset management plan. , must be used by water and wastewater utilities to create an asset management plan. If you have any questions in regards to this requirement please contact your assigned Project Manager for clarification. 

Click the following link to go to the CWSRF Project Requirements Information and Forms page.

There you can view or download:

Asset Management Plan Introduction

Asset Management Plan Outline Template

 

State Environmental Review Process (SERP)

This procedure was developed by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED); Construction Programs Bureau (CPB) to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review requirements for federally capitalized Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loans.

Click the following link to go to the CWSRF Grantee Project Requirements Information and Forms page.

There you can view or download:

State Environmental Review Process (SERP)

 

American Iron and Steel Requirement

The American Iron and Steel (AIS) provision requires Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) assistance recipients to use iron and steel products that are produced in the United States. This requirement applies to projects for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public water system or treatment works. If you have any questions in regards to this requirement please contact your assigned Project Manager for clarification. 

Click the following link to go to the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) American Iron and Steel (AIS) web page for more information about this requirement.  

 

Permastore Tanks Non Compliance with American Iron and Steel from EPA 2017

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that Permastore’s glass-fused steel lined tanks are not in compliance with the EPA AIS requirement for CWSRF projects.

Click the following link to go to the CWSRF Grantee Project Requirements Information and Forms page.

There you can view or download: CWSRF AIS Permastore Tanks Non-Compliance with American Iron and Stell_EPA2017.

 

Davis-Bacon Requirement

Davis-Bacon requires contractors and subcontractors on certain projects receiving CWSRF funding to pay all laborers and mechanics at prevailing wage rates for similar job types in the same county. Sub-recipients are required to monitor Davis-Bacon compliance by reviewing payroll records and conducting employee interviews. If you have any questions in regards to this requirement please contact your assigned Project Manager for clarification. 

Click the following link to go to the CWSRF Grantee Project Requirements Information and Forms page.

There you can view or download: Davis-Bacon Handbook

 


 

CWSRF Annual Report

The most current CWSRF Annual Report is available for review. CPB is currently performing oversight of 19 CWSRF construction projects with an outstanding aggregate loan and grant balance of $69,511,836. There are also 44 loans in repayment that are currently being serviced with an outstanding principal balance of $107,945,331.

Click the following link to go to the CWSRF Reports page.

There you can view or download the CWSRF Annual Report

 


 

CWSRF Disbursement Request Forms Templates

Click the following link to go to the CWSRF Disbursement Request Forms documents page to view or download required forms.

 


 

If you have any questions regarding the CWSRF, contact the CPB Team:   NMENV-cpbinfo@state.nm.us or (505) 827-2806.

 

 

 

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