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Financial Assistance Programs: Water Quality

Water Quality Improvements



Individuals, businesses, corporations, associations, private entity and government agencies are eligible for loans and grants.


Financial Assistance is intended to be used for activities within watersheds that:

  • address a critical water quality need;
  • protect human health;
  • improve environmental conditions that affect waters of the state;
  • provide environmental education;
  • provide incentives for project implementation;
  • pollution studies; and,
  • to augment other funding sources.

Eligible Projects

  • Abate and reduce sewage discharges.
  • Reduce untreated or uncontrolled runoff.
  • Improve critical aquatic resources.
  • Conserve soil, water or other natural resources.
  • Protect and improve groundwater quality.
  • Preserve and protect beneficial uses of water.
  • Prepare and implement TMDLs.
  • Abates, prevents or reduces water pollution (study, activity or mechanism).
  • Supports educational activities that promote water quality improvement (lake, stream, stormwater).

NPS Loans

  • Terms may be as low as 0% interest for up to 20 years repayment.
  • Must be secured with collateral and must be repaid.
  • Can provide match for other funding sources (319 grants, SRF grants, ARDL, etc.).

NPS Grants

  • Do not have to be repaid.
  • Address a critical water quality need or human health concern.
  • Can provide match for other funding sources (319 grants, SRF loans, ARDL, etc.).

On-site Wastewater

  • Loans may be 0% interest for up to 10 years repayments.
  • Individuals total household income is no greater than 150% of the State median adjust income.
  • Only for repair or replacement of individual malfunctioning systems.
  • Certification by local health department required.
  • Grants may be available.

How to Apply

Submit a financial assistance request form to

Utah Division of Water Quality
P.O. Box 144870
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4870