Needs Surveys

The Indiana Finance Authority's State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Programs seek your assistance in documenting the capital needs for wastewater and drinking water projects.

Why submit your projects?

The SRF Drinking Water and Wastewater Loan Programs receive an annual allotment from the U.S. EPA, which is then leveraged in the bond market to provide funding to Indiana communities. The more money the SRF Loan Programs receive from the U.S. EPA, the more SRF can loan to communities like yours. The U.S. EPA bases their allocation to each state on the results of the Needs Surveys.

Indiana's goal is to identify as many water quality needs as possible, so if you have a project or potential project, please contact a State Needs Coordinator:

What types of projects?

Drinking Water:     Camille Meiners, (317)234-3661,

Wastewater:          Shelley Love, (317)232-4396,

DWSRF Needs Survey

Every four years, Indiana has a opportunity to increase funds available to drinking water systems via the Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey ("Needs Survey").  During a Needs Survey year, a sample of drinking water systems are asked to provide information related to 20-year capital improvement needs.  The results of the survey directly impact the Indiana Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Loan Program's national allotment.

In 2011, 84 community water systems participated in the Needs Survey.  As a consequence of the needs reported, Indiana maintained its national allotment, resulting in approximately $10.9 million dollars over base for Indiana DWSRF projects.

The 2015 Drinking Water Needs Survey will begin June 2015

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Camille Meiners, SRF Section Chief, at 317-234-3661 or

CWSRF Needs Survey

Every four years, the U.S. EPA conducts a comprehensive assessment of the capital needs to meet the water quality goals set in the Clean Water Act.  This report is used by Congress to assist with informed budget decisions and provide information on general water quality issues the public.

To be a success, input from all communities is vital!

The 2012 Clean Water Needs Survey concluded October 2012. The results are being verified and analyzed.

The next Clean Water Needs Survey is scheduled to begin January 2016.

Additional Information

SRF staff are available to assist you.  For more information, please contact Shelley Love at 317-232-4396 or via e-mail at