BISMARCK, N.D. (NDDEQ) – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) awarded loans for water and sanitary sewer projects to two communities through the State Revolving Fund Programs in August.

Jamestown received a $1,991,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loan to replace portions of the existing water distribution system. As a result, three blocks of pipe will be upsized, and ten blocks will be replaced with the same size pipe. This project will ensure the safe transmission of water for the residents.

Wahpeton received a $1,964,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund and a $1,103,000 DWSRF loan towards replacing an aging water main, storm and sanitary sewer. This project will ensure the safe transmission of water, sanitary sewage and stormwater for the residents.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides part of the SRF Programs funding, which offers below-market interest rate loans to political subdivisions for financing projects authorized under the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. SRF programs operate nationwide to provide funding to maintain and improve the infrastructure that protects our vital water resources.

Loans are awarded to projects listed on the NDDEQ project priority list based on project eligibility and repayment ability.