(HARLAN) A meeting to discuss guidelines for a new funding source for water quality projects will be held in Harlan.
The Iowa DNR says the meeting will discuss the guidelines for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund’s (CWSRF) water resource restoration sponsored projects. The meeting will be held at the Harlan Community Library on December 6th at 10 a.m.
The purpose of the public meeting is to gather input on the proposed guideline and procedures for sponsored projects. A draft of the application process will be shared at the meeting.
The program will be implemented through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a loan program for construction of water quality facilities and practices. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:
· Riparian buffer acquisition, enhancement, expansion or restoration
· Conservation easements
· Riparian zone or wetland buffer extension or restoration
· Wetland restoration in conjunction with an adjoining high quality water resource
· Streambank stabilization and natural channel design techniques
· In-stream habitat enhancements and dam removals
· Other projects that meet the criteria of best management practices for the primary purpose of water quality protection and improvement in the watershed where the publicly owned wastewater utility is located.