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Eligible Local Governments


WaterCities, counties, authorities, special districts and other privately owned, investor-owned, or cooperatively held public water systems that are legally responsible for public water services are eligible for loans. Loan funding is based on a priority system which takes into account public health considerations, compliance, and affordability. Affordability includes the evaluation of median household income, population affected, and consolidation of very small public water systems which serve a population of 500 people or fewer.

Only project sponsors owning community water systems or non-profit water systems are eligible to receive financial assistance. Projects for which the total cost is less than $75,000 are not eligible. A project sponsored by a for-profit private owner or investor-owner of a community water system that regularly serves 1,500 service connections or more within a single certified or franchised area is not eligible unless the project will result in the consolidation of two or more public water systems.

  • A community water system is a public water system which serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents. Examples include cities, towns, subdivisions, and mobile home communities.
  • A non-profit non-community system is a water system that is owned by a non-profit Florida corporation qualifying for such status under Chapter 617, F.S., the Florida Not For Profit Corporation Act. It provides water to at least 15 service connections or serves at least 25 individuals at least 60 days out of the year. Examples are systems that serve Boy Scout and Girl Scout camps, church camps, homeless shelters, or halfway houses.
  • A non-profit non-transient non-community system is a public water system that is not a community water system and that regularly serves at least 25 of the same persons over six (6) months per year. Examples include businesses, schools, and similar establishments that meet the requirements of the Florida Not for Profit Act, Chapter 617, F.S..

Projects eligible for SRF loans include new construction and improvements of public water systems, inclusive of storage, transmission, treatment, disinfection, and distribution facilities.

Further information about program funding, eligibility, or the priority system can be obtained in Chapter 62-552, Florida Administrative Code.

Last updated: November 07, 2016

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