Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF)
Project Guide For ALL Projects

This is a work in progress – Your comments and suggestions are welcome. When it proves to be a complete, useable document it will be used as the basis for complete State of Maine Rules Relating to Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund.

This guide does not address procedures related to land acquisitions

Projects funded with 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding may be subject to additional requirements. Please see the Public Water System Information Guidance for more information.

Revised August 19, 2003

Table of Contents

  1. Essential Steps in the DWSRF Project Process
  2. Get Started With a Meeting
  3. Before Construction Starts
  4. Environmental Review
  5. Contract Documents
  6. Financial Applications
  7. Construction Inspection and Oversight


A - Definitions

B - Environmental Review Information

D - Chapter 230: Rules Related To Drinking Water State Revolving Fund State Environmental Review Process (SERP)

E - Federal Cross-cutting Authorities

F - DWSRF Contract Requirements

Equivalency Projects – All projects where the total anticipated project cost is greater than $100,000. Must meet all requirements of this guide and all Federal Cross-cutting Authorities.

Non-Equivalency Projects – Projects where the total anticipated project cost is $100,000 and less. Projects will only be required to satisfy the Federal Cross-cutting Authorities that pertain to Civil Rights (MBE/WBE documentation not required) and a non-equivalency environmental review (see State Environmental Review Process in Appendix B).

DWSRF Contacts:

Department of Health and Human Services

Drinking Water Program
11 State House Station
286 Water Street, 3rd Floor
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-2070

Maine Municipal Bond Bank
State Revolving Loan Fund
P.O. Box 2268
Augusta, ME 04330
(800) 821-1113