With declining federal funding for water projects, State Revolving Funds (SRF) provide a key source of funding — through low interest loans to public and private entities — to improve drinking water and clean water infrastructure across the US. On average, state revolving funds make up 17%, or US$6.7 billion of total public spending on water and wastewater infrastructure annually.
More than US$12.4 billion in funding has been requested in the West (63% for clean water projects and 37% for drinking water projects). Bluefield water experts analyze the State Revolving Fund data providing a snapshot of the region, breakdown of requests for clean water infrastructure and drinking water, and profiles for each state.
Includes state profiles for Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, highlighting total water systems and past water and wastewater violations.
This Data Insight is the first in our series analyzing State Revolving Funds across the US. Similar analysis is available for the Midwest, Northeast, and South, through our US & Canada Municipal Insight Service.
- Total SRF project needs in the Western region are more than US$11.9 billion with California and Colorado at the top of the list.
- California’s clean water needs dominate the region with US$3.9 billion in requested project costs.