SPRINGFIELD - In the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2022 (July - September), the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued more than $29 million in water infrastructure loans to seven local governments and sanitary districts. These low-interest loans are made possible through Illinois EPA's State Revolving Fund program, which provides funding for wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water projects. Five out of the seven loan recipients qualified for a total of more than $5 million in principal forgiveness, providing additional benefits to those recipients.