Mississippi State Department of Health
Mississippi’s State Board of Health was established in 1877 to protect and advance health throughout Mississippi and became the Mississippi State Department of Health in 1982.
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 authorize a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to assist public water systems to finance the costs of infrastructure needed to achieve or maintain compliance with SDWA requirements and to protect public health objectives of the Act.
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
The mission of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of present and future generations of Mississippians by conserving and improving our environment and fostering wise economic growth through focused research and responsible regulation.
The Water Pollution Control (Clean Water) Revolving Loan Fund (WPCRLF) Program awards loans to municipalities, public sewer districts and other eligible recipients for wastewater projects.
Loans awarded for these wastewater projects are being repaid to the SRF at an interest rate that is at or below market interest rates, and the fund is to be maintained in perpetuity.