The long-term goal of the Clean Water Program is to assist municipalities in complying with the federal Clean Water Act; the objective of which is to stop water pollution. Over the last several years, the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust has led the nation by funding an increasingly expansive variety and significantly growing volume of projects.  MCWT's creative fund management and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's innovative program management have combined to create the fastest funding pace with the broadest range of project types in the nation. The sophisticated funding mechanism of the MCWT uses high leveraging ratios and accelerated loan recycling to increase capital funds for innovative projects and stressed municipal budgets.  MassDEP's expanded project eligibility go beyond the traditional wastewater management facilities to include combined sewer overflows, storm sewer, and various non-point source projects. The ability of MCWT to generate and manage capital and MassDEP's ability to develop and manage projects has produced over $2.9 billion in program capacity (bonds and loans issued to date).