Based on recent conversations with EPA (see related story), NACWA is forming a workgroup of members to provide input/ideas on the how the application/paperwork process around the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) can be streamlined. EPA is currently engaged in a review of the SRF program and how to streamline key elements of the program, including the application process, the reporting process, and various requirements for users of SRF funds. EPA has asked NACWA to provide input to the review process and is very interested in any ideas or suggestions that NACWA and our members may have.
If you would like to be part of this working group or have ideas to share, please contact Nathan Gardner-Andrews, NACWA’s Chief Advocacy Officer. We are particularly interested in specific, concrete examples of where SRF applications and/or reporting requirements have been overly burdensome for utilities and could be simplified.