Drinking Water

April 04, 2013
This week, the Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health awarded $3 million to the Waterworks District No. 3 of Beauregard Parish through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The loan will help the system improve and update the community's drinking water system.
February 21, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Office of Public Health recently awarded $2.5 million to the City of Winnfield water system through the state’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program.
August 25, 2011
Nearly one out of every eight Louisianians gets their drinking water from privately owned domestic water wells.
August 19, 2011
Information on protecting private water well supplies snd testing of private water well supplies for contamination.
July 11, 2011
In order to be considered for a DWRLF Loan, a water system must first submit a completed Loan Application Package to LDHH-OPH. Upon receipt of all Loan Applications, LDHH-OPH lists all eligible projects in Louisiana's annual funding plan for the DWRLF Program. There are two project lists compiled from the drinking water loan projects for which applicants have expressed an interest in financing. These lists are included in the Program's Intended Use Plan (IUP).
July 11, 2011
The SDWA mandated Louisiana must develop and implement a capacity development strategy which provides criteria for evaluating technical, managerial, and financial capacity. We have developed this Business Plan packet which is attached, it requires specific information that will aid us in making evaluations of your financial and managerial capacity while technical capacity will be evaluated by the information you supply in the System Improvement Plan.
March 11, 2011
A revised Annual report submitted to EPA for the State Fiscal Year 2011, included in the application for the Federal Capitalization Grant Allotment depicting the intended uses of the funds.
March 11, 2011
A draft report describing how Louisiana has met its goals and objectives as stated in its Intended Use Plan and the Capitalization Grant Agreements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.
March 11, 2011
The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) added a new dimension to federal/state drinking water legislation called Capacity Development. Water system capacity is the ability to plan for, achieve, and maintain compliance with applicable drinking water standards. To achieve this goal, the Capacity Development Program is made up of three components: technical, managerial, and financial.