Assistance Available for Small Public Water Supply Systems

Small public water supply systems with populations of 150 or less may qualify for loan forgiveness of up to $500,000. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund established the new qualification for loan forgiveness earlier this year.

Knowing the general scope of the project and having an estimated cost is all you need to fill out the project submittal form to be put on KDHE’s Project Priority List. The deadline to submit a form to be considered for the 2020 Project Priority List is June 17, 2019. Once the project is ranked on the priority list, then cities will have a better idea if they should complete an actual application. Each year the highest ranked projects for the available funds to KDHE will be invited to complete an application.

A preliminary engineering report (PER) is an important part of the application process. Systems without a PER may have difficulty meeting application deadlines. For more information, contact the NCRPC Community Development staff.

This article appeared in the May 2019 NCRPC Newsletter.