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.
The program is funded from the respective non-federal administrative accounts of the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (administered by DHSS). Eligible municipal utilities can receive either grants or loan interest rebates to support asset management planning.
The program is funded by the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council which sets aside a certain amount from the Water Pollution Control and Drinking Water revolving loan funds to support asset management work. Funds will are allotted each year until that allocation is exhausted.
Asset management planning and implementation for public water and wastewater facilities.
Delaware public wastewater and drinking water utilities.
Only Delaware public wastewater and drinking water utilities are eligible to participate in the Asset Management Incentive Program. To receive financial incentives, municipal governments must sign a five year agreement with DNREC/DHSS governing the development and implementation of system-wide asset management plans. Applications are solicited following the allocation of funds from the revolving loan funds each fiscal year (usually July or August).
Following the receipt of an application, the DNREC will coordinate as appropriate with DHSS to set up a meeting with the public wastewater and/or drinking water utility, to include the principal participants (including authorizing representative) and consultant engineers working with the utility. Scope of work for consultant engineers must be approved prior to entering into contract agreements (or task orders).