September 1, 2021 / 4:31 pm

New Program Helps Communities Plug the Hole in Water Resource Planning

New Program Helps Communities Plug the Hole in Water Resource Planning

Each year, the State of Illinois makes hundreds of millions of dollars available in the form of low-interest loans to public water system operators across the state to fund system improvement projects.  In fiscal year 2021, for instance, $350 million was made available through the state’s Public Water Supply Loan Program.

This funding is available for community water suppliers who have the capacity to develop a “Project Plan” within Illinois’ Administrative Loan Rules.  However, many small or under-resourced community water systems lack the necessary resources to develop these plans, which can be both time-consuming and expensive to produce.