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Water Quality Improvements:
Financial Assistance Programs


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

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