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WAC 246-296-070

Eligible projects and project-related costs.

(1) Projects eligible for a DWSRF loan include those that:
(a) Address or prevent violations of applicable federal, state, and local drinking water requirements;
(b) Replace aging infrastructure to help a public water system comply with applicable federal, state, and local drinking water requirements to improve public health protection;
(c) Improve system capacity of a public water system to help assure sustainable drinking water;
(d) Promote increased water or energy efficiency, green projects, or innovation that will improve environmental sustainability and protect public health; or
(e) Respond to an emergency.
(2) Specific project-related costs eligible for a DWSRF loan include, but are not limited to, those that:
(a) Improve a public water system's treatment, transmission, distribution, source, or storage;
(b) Restructure water supplies or public water systems that have system capacity difficulties;
(c) Retroactively finance municipal projects that:
(i) Are for surface water treatment;
(ii) Address groundwater under the direct influence of surface water;
(iii) Address volatile organic or inorganic chemicals; or
(iv) Are required by department or EPA order;
(d) Acquire real property if needed to meet or maintain compliance with regulations or increase public health protection;
(e) Pay for planning or design that is directly related to a DWSRF eligible project;
(f) Finance the costs of restructuring for a publicly owned public water system;
(g) Acquire, build, or repair reservoirs, including clear wells, that are part of the treatment process and located on the same property as the treatment facility;
(h) Acquire, build, or repair distribution reservoirs; or
(i) Are associated with a department-approved green project.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.170. WSR 16-06-100, § 246-296-070, filed 3/1/16, effective 4/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.170 and Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, H.R. 1452. WSR 12-01-077, § 246-296-070, filed 12/19/11, effective 2/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.170. WSR 01-21-137, § 246-296-070, filed 10/24/01, effective 11/24/01.]
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