Wastewater Project Financing

Water resource recovery facilities typically rely on limited capital budget streams to pay for their infrastructure improvement projects, which often means upgrades must wait for funding to become available. The resources below provide information about common funding and financing options that offer alternatives to capital budgets that can result in more timely infrastructure improvements.

Project Financing Comparison Matrix
The Project Financing Comparison Matrix is a quick, 2-page reference document on nationally available funding and financing sources for the wastewater sector. The matrix enables facilities to compare financing options using a common set of evaluation criteria and select a method suited to their projects.

ESPC Guide for the Wastewater Sector
This guide provides decision-makers at water resource recovery facilities with information, resources, and successful project profiles to consider energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) as a way to finance facility upgrades.

Explore more of the Wastewater Energy Management Toolkit:

Energy Data Management

Measure Evaluation

Improvement Planning