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New EPA Tool Helps Communities Find Funding for Water Infrastructure

Wednesday October 18th, 2017
Townships that are looking for ways to finance drinking water, waste water, and stormwater infrastructure can turn to a new web-based portal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Water Financing Clearinghouse is a searchable database that lists more than $10 billion in water funding sources and more than 550 resources, such as reports, websites, and webinars, to support local water infrastructure projects.
 
The portal consolidates and expands existing EPA-supported databases to create a one-stop-shop for all community water funding needs. It was developed by the agency’s Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center, which helps local leaders make informed decisions to achieve public health and environmental goals.
 
The Clearinghouse includes state, federal, local, and foundation funding sources, as well as information on public-private partnerships, asset management practices, revenue models, and affordability approaches. It is updated in real time using a crowd-sourcing model. 
 
States, federal agencies, and other water-sector stakeholders may suggest edits and new resources or funding at any time and also manage how their programs and initiatives are displayed in the portal.
 
For more information, go to www.epa.gov/waterfinance­center/water-finance-clearinghouse.