Water & Wastewater Programs

Water Tower Assisted by USDA Rural Development


Water and Environmental Programs (WEP) provides loans, grants and loan guarantees for drinking water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities. WEP also makes grants to nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance and training to assist rural communities with their water, wastewater, and solid waste problems. Visit the following site for a complete overview: Water and Environmental Programs

Corporations that have been convicted of a felony (or had an officer or agency acting on behalf of the corporation convicted of a felony) within the past 24 months are not eligible. Any Corporation that has any unpaid federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, is not eligible for financial assistance provided with funds appropriated by the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012, P.L. No. 112-55.

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Colorado Highlights

2012 Investments
 Loans and Grants $9,694,803

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Water and Environmental Program Contacts


Janice Pond, Program Director
DFC, Building 56, Room E-2300, PO Box 25426, Denver, CO 80225-0426
Phone: (720) 544-2927 | Fax: (720) 544-2972

Robin Pulkkinen, Loan Specialist
DFC, Building 56, Room E-2300, PO Box 25426, Denver, CO 80225-0426
Phone: (720) 544-2929 | Fax: (720) 544-2972

Duane Dale, Area Specialist
628 West 5th Street | Cortez, CO 81054
Phone: (970)565-8416 x4 | Fax: Fax (970-)564-9384
Email: duane.dale@co.usda.gov
Servicing: Alamosa, Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Dolores, Fremont, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Park, Rio Grande San Juan, San Miguel Saguache and Teller

Julie Scruby, Area Specialist
247 N. Clay, Suite 1, Wray, CO 80758
Phone: (970) 332-3107 x4 | Fax: (970) 332-3260
Servicing: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Cheyenne, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld and Yuma

Lennece Saracino, Area Specialist
760 Bent Ave. | Las Animas, CO 81054
Phone: (719) 456-0120 x4 | Fax: (719) 456-0491
Servicing: Baca, Bent, Crowley, El Paso, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers and Pueblo

David Carter, Area Specialist
690 Industrial Blvd, Delta, CO 81416
Phone: (970) 874-5735 x4 | Fax: (970) 874-0352
Servicing: Clear Creek, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, Lake, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Ouray, Rio Blanco, Routt, Summit and Pitkin

Allison Trujillo, Loan Technician
DFC, Building 56, Room E-2300, PO Box 25426, Denver, CO 80225-0426
Phone: (720) 544-2920 | Fax: (720) 544-2972

Lori Schroyer, Area Technician
760 Bent Ave., Las Animas CO 81054
Phone: (719) 456-0120 x4 | Fax: (719) 456-0491

Bob Scarpa, Engineer
DFC, Building 56, Room E-2300, PO Box 25426, Denver, CO 80225-0426
Phone: (720) 544-2930 | Fax: (720) 544-2972

Thom Sakata, State Environmental Coordinator
DFC, Building 56, Room E-2300, PO Box 25426, Denver, CO 80225-0426
Phone: (720) 544-2912 | Fax: (720) 544-2972

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Additional Resources

Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Rural Community Assistance Corporations

Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority

Rural Utilities

Colorado Rural Water Association

Colorado Water Conversation Board

Environmental Protection Agency

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association

Colorado Water and Power Development Power Authority