Water and Sewer Financing

GEFA's water and sewer financing programs offer low-interest financing for public drinking water, reservoir and water supply, water quality, stormwater, and solid waste infrastructure.

These programs are available to local governments and water and sewer authorities. Click on the program to learn more:

In addition to GEFA loans, there are several other loan and grant programs available for financing water, sewer, and stormwater projects in Georgia.

Lead Service Line Replacement Program Funding - Engineer Forums:

This virtual forum, GEFA staff members covered all aspects of the Lead Service Line Program funding. Participants learned how to submit grant applications and loan draws, reviewed federal requirements of the program, and saw how inspections will be conducted. Click the links below to watch.

Lead Service Line Replacement Program Funding - Engineer Forum #1

Lead Service Line Replacement Program Funding - Engineer Forum #2

GEFA Water 101 Webinars:

GEFA is hosting a free three-part webinar series for Georgia communities interested in learning about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Please register for each webinar separately.  

GEFA Water 101 Webinar: Your Utility’s Role in the Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and the Clean Watersheds Needs Survey

This webinar will highlight the importance of both the Clean Watersheds Needs Survey and the Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment. It will highlight how the amount of funding available to borrowers in Georgia depends on participation in the survey. It will provide tips on how to learn when the survey is taking place, and how to provide accurate and comprehensive responses to properly express the state’s potential need in infrastructure improvements. Click here watch

GEFA Water 101 Webinar: Georgia Lead Service Line Inventory Update

Staff from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and GEFA returned to provide water utilities with an update regarding resources and financing for the completion of lead service line inventories. Specifically, staff will shared details regarding the launch of the Georgia Lead Service Line Inventory software that will be used to manage these inventories. Click here to watch

GEFA Water 101 Webinar: Principal Forgiveness in the Georgia State Revolving Fund – New Approaches

Loan applicants that meet certain criteria are not required to repay the full loan amount. In this webinar, GEFA staff shared insight with potential borrowers about GEFA’s revised processes for determining principal forgiveness. This webinar provided a glimpse of GEFA’s affordability tool and key metrics used in this measurement. Click here to watch

GEFA Water 101 Webinar: Federal Requirements of the State Revolving Fund

GEFA staff familiarized potential borrowers with the requirements the federal government places on State Revolving Fund (SRF) loans through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Speakers reviewed the longstanding SRF requirements and provided an overview of newer requirements, including environmental review, Davis-Bacon wages, and Build America Buy America (BABA). Click here to watch the webinar. 

GEFA Water 101 Webinar: Georgia Lead Service Line Inventory and Replacement  

Staff from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and GEFA will highlight the lead service line inventory component of the federal Lead and Copper Rule Revisions. Speakers will cover steps on how to get started with the inventory and share related tools and resources. Click here to watch the webinar. 

GEFA Water 101 Webinar: Financing Emerging Contaminant Projects in Georgia

GEFA staff highlighted the portion of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that is reserved for addressing emerging contaminants such as PFAS. Participants will learn how to access these funds through GEFA. Click here to watch.

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