Imagine a day without water

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Washington State
Department of Health

Office of Drinking Water

Hello Drinking Water Partners:

We all know that water is essential, reliable, and invaluable. Without water our communities would not thrive. Most of your customers don’t think about what happens behind the scenes when they turn on the tap. You do. You know that the infrastructure you’re in charge of is vulnerable to aging, vandalism, and natural disasters. 

October 21 is national Imagine A Day Without Water. We encourage you to participate through social media posts, a news release article, or any other way you can think of. 

We have free graphics and bill stuffers you can print yourself or order from us for free on our Water System Marketing Resources webpage.

Our DWSRF webpage offers information on funding and loan cycles, emergency loan information, and asset management training. You can also learn about successful projects on our DWSRF Profiles webpage.

We all know that safe water runs on sustainable infrastructure. Sustainable infrastructure depends on the public’s belief in the safety of our tap water. We can’t have one without the other.

Sincerely,

Kay Rottell

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Construction Loan

The DWSRF Program is accepting Construction Loan applications.  Submit your application using the DWSRF on-line system, WALT. The program guidelines, application worksheet, EZ-1 Form, and WALT Users Guide are available on the DWSRF Webpage.  Application deadline is November 30, 2021.

NOTE:   Pre-registration is required to access WALT. If you’re already in the WALT system, no action is needed. For WALT Pre-registration, please email dwsrf@doh.wa.gov.

Join us for our next MS Teams meeting on the Construction Loan program Nov 17, 10 AM to noon. The MS Teams meeting link is available on the DWSRF Webpage.

Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested.

Questions or concerns please contact:

Applications and general questionsSara J. Herrera 360-236-3089 or DWSRF@DOH.WA.GOV

Cultural & environmental reviewScott Kugel 509-329-2117

Scope of work and eligibilityCorina Hayes 360-236-3153

Scope of work and eligibilityErika Lindsey 360-236-3096Scope of work and eligibilityNick Fitzgerald 509-329-2213

Customer Assistance Program FREE Webinar

Washington State
Department of Health

Office of Drinking Water

Hello Drinking Water Partners:

On September 30, 2021, Proclamation 20-23.16 Ratepayer Assistance and Preservation of Essential Services, more commonly called the no shut-off order, is lifted. State leaders and utility operators estimate over half a million Washingtonians have overdue water or electrical bills that could result in their services being shut off. While customer assistance and payment plan options will vary across water systems, the new Washington Water Assistance program is one option for customer’s over 150 percent of the federal poverty limit. 

What:  Free virtual workshop
When: Thursday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Who:   Brian Sarensen, Washington State Department of Commerce
Where: Microsoft Teams Meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)
+1 564-999-2000,,787797201#   United States, Olympia

Phone Conference ID: 787 797 201#

We will cover the new federal Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) and what steps are required by water systems to take part. Brian will share how Washington State is implementing this federal program through Washington Water Assistance.

For further information on this topic, please see our updated Customer Assistance website at doh.wa.gov/DWCAP.

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund – Construction Loan

Washington State
Department of Health Office of Drinking Water

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Construction Loan
The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program will accept Construction Loan applications October 1 to November 30. A DWSRF Fact Sheet with more program information is attached. Submit application using the DWSRF on-line system, WALT. The program guidelines, application worksheet, EZ-1 Form, and WALT Users Guide are available on the DWSRF Webpage.
NOTE:   Pre-registration is required to access WALT. If you’re already in the WALT system, no action is needed. For WALT Pre-registration, please email dwsrf@doh.wa.gov. Join us for an informational MS Teams meeting on the Construction Loan program September 22, 10 AM to noon. The MS Teams meeting link is available on the DWSRF Webpage. Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested. Any questions or concerns, email DWSRF@doh.wa.gov.