Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program Intended Use Plan

Intended Use Plan for FY 2019

This Program is made possible with funding support from the:

Dear Waterworks Owner and Other Interested Parties:

Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, Congress authorizes capitalization grants to the states through the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWSRF). As part of the annual DWSRF grant application process Virginia seeks meaningful public involvement through input, review, and comments.  The VDH's Office of Drinking Water (ODW) prepared a draft Intended Use Plan (IUP) that explains the goals of the program, funding priorities, how VDH intends to use the grant funds and other important information submitted from the funding requests and set-aside suggestions.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) received several funding requests and set-aside suggestions following the January DWSRF funding solicitation announcement. The draft IUP and draft project lists are open for review and comment by the public for a period of sixty days.  The document entitled "Virginia Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program Design Manual" (dated January, 2018) is a part of the Intended Use Plan and was announced in the VA Register and placed on the ODW website. The Program Design Manual provides information on VDH’s project prioritization criteria and methodologies.

The VDH will hold a public meeting to solicit comments and recommendations regarding the IUP on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the VDH’s Office of Drinking Water, 6th floor library, 109 Governor Street, VA 23219.  Those individuals planning to attend the public meeting should contact Theresa Hewlett at (804) 864-7501 by the close of business on October 10, 2018.

Any written comments from the public must be submitted by November 16, 2018; the close of the public comment period. VDH considers all meaningful public input and comments and will make revisions to the IUP and project priority list if necessary.  Please direct your requests for information and forward written comments to:

Steven Pellei, PE
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Drinking Water
James Madison Building
109 Governor Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Voice: (804) 864-7500
Fax: (804) 864-7521

The IUP is subject to change depending on EPA’s award allocations.