Public Pensions and the Perfect Storm: National Strategies for Reform

By Barbara Reid

Financing Water and Landfill ProjectsState Revolving Fund Loan Program Offers Advantages

Upgrades of water treatment plants, replacement of water distribution mains, landfill closures, interceptor sewers, septage and wastewater treatment can all be big ticket items for a municipality. Drinking water projects, wastewater treatment plant upgrades and landfill closures can cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars on up into multi-millions of dollars, depending on the size and scope of the project. These larger projects are difficult to fund out of a municipality’s operating budget and generally will require some type of debt service.