Low-Interest Loans

The San Joaquin Valley’s drought and water shortage has impacted many Valley families. To help families who need repairs for their household wells, Self-Help Enterprises is providing low-interest loans for private wells and small water systems.

Low-Interest Loans for Private Wells

The Household Water Well System Program provides assistance to qualified homeowners for the construction, refurbishment or servicing of a domestic water well system or connecting to a public water system. Financing is also availabe to offer refinancing assistance to eligible homeowners who have incurred unfavorable debt (high interest rate loans and credit cards) to drill a well.

This program assists those who reside in the rural areas of Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, Kings, Tulare, Fresno or Kern Counties, own and occupy their home or homeowners who rent-out their property. The program is funded by the USDA Rural Utilities Service and Housing Preservation; Rural LISC; and California State Water Resources Control Board. For more information and specifics about the program, please see the brochures below or call Self-Help Enterprises at (559) 651-1000.

Household Water Well System Program – English 

Household Water Well System Program – Spanish

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Low-Interest Loans for Small Water Systems

Fixing or replacing a small water system well that has failed can be expensive and complicated. Self-Help Enterprises helps qualified small water systems access low-interest loans to drill a new well, deepen an existing well or lower a pump in an existing well. A small water system consists of a system with less than 15 connections.

Application for Financial Assistance for Small Water Systems