Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)
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Applications are accepted year-round.
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program provides low-interest loans to eligible entities for a wide range of wastewater and storm water projects that protect surface water and groundwater resources. Funds may also be used for projects that control non-point source water pollution.
Funding is available for Planning Loans, Design Loans and Construction Loans. Loan subsidy may be available to disadvantaged borrowers or to borrowers that incorporate sustainability features into projects. Loan terms may be up to 30 years with repayment beginning one year after project completion.
- Water and Sanitation Districts
- Mutual Domestic Water Associations
- Pueblos and Tribes
Private entities are eligible for limited types of projects.
Program Eligibilities (Included, but not limited to)
- Publicly owned centralized wastewater treatment works construction, repair or replacement;
- Implementation of a non-point source management plan;
- Decentralized systems treating municipal or domestic sewage;
- Measures reducing, treating, or managing stormwater;
- Measures reducing demand to publicly owned treatment works through conservation;
- Watershed projects;
- Reducing energy consumption at publicly owned treatment works;
- Projects for reusing or recycling wastewater or stormwater;
- Increasing security at publicly owned treatment works;
Type of Funds
CWSRF funds are available for up to 100% of eligible costs.
Loan Interest and Terms
CWSRF loans are offered at low interest rates of 0% to 1% for public entities and 2.375% for private entities. Loan repayment terms may be up to 30 years.
CWSRF Priority Rating System
The purpose of the CWSRF Projects Priority Rating System is to evaluate and rank projects based on water quality protection.
CWSRF Affordability Criteria System
Affordability Criteria are used to evaluated applicants’ need for additional subsidization.
CWSRF Green Project Reserve (GPR)
Green Project Reserve promotes and identifies projects with water efficiency, energy efficiency, green infrastructure and/or environmental innovation.
CWSRF Public Involvement Plan (PIP)
The purpose of this PIP is to provide public participation opportunities and information that may be needed to participate in the public comment period. This PIP integrates information about the affected communities and identifies resources needed by the Bureau to successfully incorporate community participation activities into the decision making process for the public comment period for the Intended Use Plan (IUP). The PIP identifies the Department staff and resources needed to accomplish these activities.
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.
CWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP)
The NMED Construction Programs Bureau (CPB) produces an annual IUP to identify the intended uses for the CWSRF.
CWSRF Project Requirements
Click the following link to view or download: Engineering Contract Template for All Funding Programs
Asset Management Plan
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 the CWSRF as part of the project. The State approved outline for an asset management plan should be used by wastewater utilities to create an asset management plan. If you have any questions, please contact your assigned Project Manager.
State Environmental Review Process (SERP)
This procedure was developed by the New Mexico Environment Department Construction Programs Bureau to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements for Clean Water State Revolving Fund projects.
Click the following link to view or download: NEPA SERP July 2018 Final.
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, or repair of a public treatment works. If you have any questions in regards to this requirement please contact your assigned Project Manager.
Click the following link for more information about this requirement: American Iron and Steel (AIS) 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 view or download: CWSRF Permastore Non Compliance with AIS.
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 please contact your assigned Project Manager.
Click the following link to view or download: Davis Bacon Handbook.
New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC) regulations that govern the CWSRF
CWSRF Annual Report
The most current CWSRF Annual Report is available for review. CWSRF Annual Report (SFY 2020).
If you have any questions regarding the CWSRF,
please contact us:
or (505) 469-3365.