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Clean Water Trust Oversight Committee

The Clean Water Trust Oversight Committee oversees the Delaware Clean Water Trust and works to coordinate state programs that impact the quality of the State’s water resources. It serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor and the General Assembly.

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Communities in Need

The state has developed a list of communities in need as part of the Delaware Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities. These are communities that have lacked technical or financial capacity to address demonstrated public health and clean water challenges.



Delaware Clean Water Initiative

The Delaware Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities (CWI) will help provide clean public drinking water and upgraded wastewater treatment for the state’s low-income and underserved communities. The Initiative is supported by a $50 million investment, the Clean Water Trust, created by the Clean Water for Delaware Act. [column md=”6″ xclass=”col-xs-12 col-lg-5


Environmental Finance

The DNREC Environmental Finance Office administers the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (also known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund), making funding available to municipalities, private organizations, nonprofit organizations and private individuals.
Contact Information 97 Commerce Way, Suite 106Dover, DE 19904302-739-9941



Non-Point Source Program Funding

The state provides loans to both public and private sector partners to support projects that help to reduce non-point source (NPS) pollution. Non-point source pollution is any pollution that originates from a diffuse source (such as an open field or a road) and is transported to surface or ground waters through leaching or runoff.


Project Planning Advances

Funds are available to help municipal governments prepare to apply for loans for public wastewater and drinking water projects.

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Michael Fleming DNREC Environmental Finance 97 Commerce Way, Suite 106 Dover, DE 19904 302-739-9941
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Asset Management Incentive Program

Public wastewater and drinking water utilities can receive grants or loan interest rebates to develop and implement asset management plans to help keep their facilities in optimal working order.

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Michael Fleming DNREC Environmental Finance 97 Commerce Way, Suite 106 Dover, DE 19904


Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund

The Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund provides low-interest loans and grants to municipalities, private organizations, nonprofit organizations and private individuals for projects that will improve water quality.
Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund 29 Delaware Code, §8003 (12) 67 Del. Laws, c. 291 The EPA


Water Infrastructure Advisory Council

The Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) initiates, develops and recommends to the Delaware General Assembly projects for the planning, construction, repair, renovation or expansion of drinking water and wastewater facilities.

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Environmental Finance 97 Commerce Way, Suite 106 Dover, DE 19904


Private Projects that Support Estuary Programs

A portion of the loan funds available from the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (also known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund) are available for privately-owned water quality improvement projects that help meet the water quality goals of Delaware’s estuary management programs.
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Water Quality Improvement Loan Program

The Water Quality Improvement Loan Program provides loans to cities and towns to fund water quality improvement projects to compliment municipal wastewater treatment projects.

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DNREC Environmental Finance 97 Commerce Way, Suite 106 Dover, DE 19904 302-739-9941
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Community Septic System Outreach

The Community Outreach Initiative identifies low- and moderate-income homeowners in the Chesapeake and Inland Bay Watersheds that may need financial assistance to replace failed and/or failing septic systems.

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Bruce Wright First State Community Action Agency Stanford L. Bratton Bldg. 308 N. Railroad


Septic Rehabilitation Grant Program

Welcome to Delaware’s Septic Rehabilitation Grant Program (SRGP), a beacon of support for low-income homeowners in need. The SRGP provides funding for costs associated with replacing failing septic systems and cesspools with on-site wastewater disposal systems. The SRGP also provides funding for costs associated with connecting to central sewer systems. [column md=”5″


Poultry Loan Program

The State Revolving Fund (SRF) Agricultural Nonpoint Source ( AgNPSLP) Loan Program provides a source of low interest financing for managing poultry manure, dead poultry, and other sources of poultry related pollution in an environmentally sound and cost effective manner.

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Stormwater Infrastructure Loans

The Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund provides loans for stormwater infrastructure projects as part of a 20% set-aside designed to provide funds for green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements, or other environmentally innovative activities.

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Greg Pope, P.E DNREC Environmental


Green Infrastructure Loans

The Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (commonly known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund) provides loans for green infrastructure projects to help meet an EPA goal to promote green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements, and other environmentally innovative projects.

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Greg Pope,


Wastewater Matching Planning Grants

Wastewater Planning Matching Grants help municipal and county wastewater utilities prepare wastewater projects for funding through Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund.

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Michael Fleming DNREC Environmental Finance 97 Commerce Way, Suite 106 Dover, DE 19904 302-739-9941
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Surface Water Matching Planning Grants

Surface Water Matching Planning Grants were established by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council and are intended to help plan for projects to manage water pollution that comes from specific sources and that which comes from many different sources (non-point source pollution).

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Applications and Guidance

The applications and guidance documents below are for grants and loans through the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund and the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The funds provide low-interest loans and grants to municipalities, private organizations, nonprofit organizations and private individuals for projects that will improve water quality.


Environmental Finance Contacts

DNREC Environmental Finance97 Commerce Way, Suite 106Dover, DE 19904 Telephone: 302-739-9941Fax: 302-739-2137 Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday Greg Pope, P.E.Chief of OperationsGreg.Pope@delaware.gov Laura K. RobbinsChief of Administrationlaura.robbins@delaware.gov Laura RaffertyAdministrative Specialist IIlaura.rafferty@delaware.gov


Publicly Owned Wastewater Treatment Projects

The state provides loans for the construction, repair and upgrading of municipal wastewater facilities. Loans come from the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (also known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund).

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Greg Pope, P.E DNREC Environmental Finance 97 Commerce Way,


Community Water Quality Improvement Grants

The Community Water Quality Improvement Grant (CWQIG) is designed to help Delaware non‐profit organizations, local conservation districts, community organizations and/or homeowner’s associations implement projects or programs within Delaware’s developed landscape to improve water quality.

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Jim Sullivan DNREC Nonpoint Source Program 285


Dairy Loan Program

The State Revolving Fund (SRF) Agricultural Nonpoint Source (AgNPSLP) Loan Program provides a source of low interest financing for managing dairy and milking parlor waste and manure in an environmentally sound and cost-effective manner.

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Ben Coverdale DNREC Nonpoint Source Program


Land Conservation Loan Program

The Land Conservation Loan Program is an innovative financing approach to fund conservation easements and land-preservation land purchases with Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (WPCRF) municipal loans.

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Chief of Administration DNREC Environmental Finance 97 Commerce Way, Suite 106 Dover, DE 19904 302-739-9941






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