The Public Water Supply Section manages programs that can provide funding assistance for municipalities that desire to make drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements. Grant funding is available for planning assistance related to drinking water infrastructure and loan funding is available for planning, design, and construction of both drinking water and wastewater system infrastructure.
There are 3 planning grant programs, Regional Public Water Supply Planning Grants, and Small Public Water Supply Systems Grants, and Corrosion Control Study Grants. Regional Public Water Supply Planning Grants can provide for 50% of the cost (up to $12,500) for developing engineering studies that evaluate regional solutions to public water supply needs. Small Public Water Supply System Grants can provide for 50% of the cost (up to $5,000) for developing engineering studies for public water supply systems serving a population of 1,000 or less that are out of compliance with drinking water regulations. Corrosion Control Study Grants can provide for 50% of the cost (up to $3,000) for developing a corrosion control study for public water supply systems serving a population of 10,000 or less that have had an action level exceedance for lead or copper.
The Kansas State Revolving Fund can provide subsidized interest rate loans for almost any public water supply system or wastewater system infrastructure need. Standard term loans (20 years) have interest rates set at 60% of the market interest rate.