Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) logo

The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments established the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) program. The DWSRF program is a financial assistance program designed to help water systems and states achieve the health protection objectives of the SDWA.

The Virginia DWSRF program was established in 1996. The first projects in the program were Fiscal Year 1997 projects. The goal of Virginia’s DWSRF program is to provide a comprehensive and integrated technical and financial assistance program to waterworks through a balanced approach of using set-asides and construction project funds.

The Virginia DWSRF program is comprised of two programs. Click on the links below to learn more about each program:


Financial and Construction Assistance Programs FCAP logo Capacity Development (Cap Dev) logo

Financial & Construction Assistance Programs (FCAP)

Capacity Development (Cap Dev)

Construction/Project Fund Uses

  • Correcting public health issues and ensuring compliance with the SDWA and the Virginia Waterworks Regulations
  • Replacing aging infrastructure and critical assets
  • Providing below market rate loans to public waterworks for both new construction and replacement projects

Set-Aside Funds (Non-Construction) Uses

  • Enhancing the long term capacity to produce safe drinking water
  • Providing program administration, courses, scholarships, planning and design funds, direct technical assistance