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The Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities advocates for laws, policy and funding for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to build and maintain water infrastructure that protects public health and the environment.


Proven, Effective, Perpetual

The SRFs are state-run programs established within a broad federal framework which provides the necessary flexibility for each state to meet its unique priorities for water infrastructure. Because every loan is subsidized, the programs allow communities to build and maintain water infrastructure while keeping utility rates affordable. The revolving nature of the loan program ensures a recurring source of revenue in perpetuity.

Policy Principles​​

  • Maintain the focus of SRFs on providing low-cost, subsidized loans for water infrastructure in perpetuity.

  • Maintain the flexibility of states to implement the SRFs to meet state and local priorities for water infrastructure.

  • Maintain the affordability of SRFs loans by reducing and avoiding one-size-fits-all federal mandates on loan applicants.

Congressional Testimony

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee

Clean Water Infrastructure Financing: State and Local Perspectives and Recent Developments,  September 28, 2023

Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure: Measures to Promote Resiliency and Climate Adaptation and Mitigation, April 21, 2021

Energy & Commerce Committee, Environment, Manufacturing & Critical Materials Subcommittee

Trusting the Tap: Upgrading America's Drinking Water Infrastructure, March 29, 20222

Advocacy Letters

Policy Positions

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