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Indiana Finance Authority

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The Indiana Finance Authority's State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Programs seek your assistance in documenting the capital needs for wastewater and drinking water projects.

Why submit your projects?

The SRF Drinking Water and Wastewater Loan Programs receive an annual allotment from the U.S. EPA, which is then leveraged in the bond market to provide funding to Indiana communities. The more money the SRF Loan Programs receive from the U.S. EPA, the more SRF can loan to communities like yours. The U.S. EPA bases their allocation to each state on the results of the Needs Surveys.

Indiana's goal is to indentify as many water quality needs as possible, so if you have a project or potential project, please contact a State Needs Coordinator:

What types of projects?

Drinking Water:     Sarah Hudson, (317)232-8663,
Wastewater:          Shelley Love, (317)232-4396,
                                Amy Henninger, (317)232-6566,

CWSRF Needs Survey

The Clean Watershed Needs Survey has begun. 

Every four years, the U.S. EPA conducts a comprehensive assessment of the capital needs to meet the water quality goals set in the Clean Water Act.  This report is used by Congress to assist with informed budget decisions and provide information on general water quality issues to the public.

To be a success, input from all communities is vital!

2012 Needs Survey Materials:

Helpful Web Links:

SRF staff are available to assist you.  For more information, please contact Shelley Love at 317-232-4396 or via e-mail at

DWSRF Needs Survey

Every four years, Indiana has an opportunity to increase funds available to drinking water systems via the Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment ("Needs Survey"). During a Needs Survey year, a sample of drinking water systems are asked to provide information related to 20-year capital improvement needs. The results of the survey directly impact the Indiana Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Loan Program's national allotment.


In 2007, 111 community water systems participated in the Needs Survey. As a consequence of the needs reported, Indiana increased its national allotment, resulting in up to $14.7 million additional dollars for Indiana DWSRF projects.


The 2011 Drinking Water Needs Survey concluded November 2011.  The results are being verified and analyzed.  The final report is due to be published in Spring 2013.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Sarah Hudson, DWSRF Program Administrator, at 317-232-8663, or

Link Information:

EPA Clean Watershed Needs Survey (CWNS):

2009 Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment: Fourth Report to Congress and information about the results of past surveys

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