Drinking Water Source Protection Funding Announcement
The Oregon Health Authority – Drinking Water Services (OHA-DWS) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) from public water systems for Drinking Water Source Protection Projects. This year the LOI application period is open from January 23 through March 22, 2023.
This funding, in the form of grants and low interest loans, is intended to provide financial assistance to eligible water systems for the implementation of projects that help protect their existing drinking water sources (groundwater and surface water) from contaminates. Eligible public water systems can apply for grants of up to $50,000 and loans of up to $100,000 per water system. They can also coordinate with other eligible water systems in their vicinity and combine funding for larger “regional” projects. Example projects include mapping and risk assessment of drinking water supply areas, resiliency assessments, emergency/spill prevention planning, landowner outreach and education, land conservation and restoration, ensuring proper private well abandonment, and developing local drinking water source protection plans and ordinances. For information regarding the LOI application process, eligibility, funding (loans and grants) and rating process, go to http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/DrinkingWater/SRF/Pages/spf.aspx
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