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We recognize that protecting Montana’s environment is a responsibility that is best achieved through cooperation and the sharing of information. By sharing resources and information routinely and effectively, we can continue to provide the tools and information necessary to protect Montana waters.

The Montana Legislature established two State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Programs - one for water pollution control projects (wastewater and non-point source projects) and the other for drinking water projects. Both programs provide at or below market interest rate loans to eligible Montana entities.

These programs are funded with capitalization grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and are matched by 20 percent with state-issued general obligation bonds. Combined, these two sources of funds create the "State Revolving Fund" from which loans are made and borrower repayments revolve to provide loans for future infrastructure projects.

DEQ is the administering agency and assures that the technical and programmatic requirements of the program are met. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) issues the state's general obligation bonds and makes loans to the project borrowers. Cooperatively, DEQ and DNRC administer the State Revolving Fund Loan Programs.

Click to Learn Who is Eligible and How to Apply

Water and Wastewater Certified Operators:

Certified water and wastewater operators are essential for the protection of public health and the environment. Montana’s Operator Certification program ensures public water and wastewater systems are operated by properly trained and qualified individuals. Learn about training opportunities for operators and how to become a certified water or wastewater operator.

Construction - SWPPP Preparer and Administrator Training:

The Storm Water Construction General Permit requires that Source Water Protection Plan (SWPPP) Preparers and Administrators demonstrate they have been trained to the minimum requirements in the permit. Below is a list of training providers for SWPP Preparers and Administrators.

Disclaimer: Montana DEQ does not endorse, control, or sponsor these websites or control the information provided in the training programs. It is the responsibility of the permittee to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

View Minimum Requirements for SWPPP Preparer and Administrator Training Programs

Altitude Training Associates - www.altitudeta.com

Classes offered for SWPPP Preparer and Administrator:

  • BMP 201: SWPPP Preparer and Administrator
  • BMP 201(R): SWPPP Preparer and Administrator

Storm WaterOne - www.StormWaterONE.com

Classes offered for SWPPP Preparer and Administrator:

  • QPSWPPP-MT
  • QPSWPPP-MT Refresher
  • QCIS-MT
  • QCIS-MT Refresher

Territorial-Landworks, Inc - www.territoriallandworks.com

Classes offered for SWPPP Preparer and Administrator:

  • SWPPP Administration Certification Program
  • SWPPP Administration Refresher Program

Water and Environmental Technologies - WET - www.waterenvtech.com

Classes offered for SWPPP Preparer and Administrator:

  • WET SWPPP Preparer and Administrator Certificate Program
  • WET SWPPP Preparer and Administrator Recertification Program

Water and Environmental Technologies - WET - www.waterenvtech.com

Classes offered for SWPPP Preparer and Administrator:

  • MPDES SWPPP Administrator and Preparer
  • MPDES SWPPP Administrator and Preparer Recertification

Subdivision--Storm Water Management Training

The new Storm Water Circular (DEQ-8) became effective August 11, 2018. For information on the updated circular and rule changes you can view the DEQ-8 Training Presentation here.

Additional Training Opportunites

Seminars and Training Related to Water and Wastewater