The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Environmental Finance is accepting applications from county and municipal governments for the Wastewater and Drinking Water Asset Management Incentive programs.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Environmental Finance is accepting applications from county and municipal governments for the Wastewater and Drinking Water Asset Management Incentive programs.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31.

An asset management program is a tool that helps local governments prioritize and classify assets associated with managing and operating a wastewater or drinking water utility. The program results in more efficient management of public utilities, lower replacement costs and an overall healthier community.

Program participants can receive funding to develop and implement asset management plans for their facilities.

Municipal governments must sign a five-year agreement with DNREC/Department of Health and Social Services, which requires the development and implementation of system wide asset management plans for wastewater and/or drinking water utilities.

Up to a $100,000 grant per municipality or county to develop an Asset Management Program and up to $200,000 for combined wastewater and drinking water programs is available.

Loans rebates are also available.

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