Unless the context in which used clearly requires a different meaning, as used in this article:
(1) "Authority" means the water development authority provided for in section four, article one, chapter twenty-two-c of this code.
(2) "Capacity development" means the technical, managerial and financial capability of a public water system.
(3) "Cost" means the cost of all labor, materials, machinery, equipment, lands, property, rights and easements, plans and specifications and all other expenses necessary or incident to the acquisition, construction, improvement, expansion, extension, repair or rehabilitation of all or part of a project.
(4) "Disadvantaged community" means the service area of a public water system that meets affordability criteria established after public review and comment by the state.
(5) "Federal safe drinking water act" means the federal statute commonly known as the "Safe Drinking Water Act", 42 U.S.C. 300f et seq., as enacted, amended, and as may be subsequently amended.
(6) "Fund" means the West Virginia drinking water treatment revolving fund created in this article.
(7) "Instrumentality" means the division of health which has the primary responsibility for administering the fund and this article pursuant to requirements of the federal safe drinking water act.
(8) "Local entity" means any municipality, public utility, or person, including any individual, firm, partnership, association, not-for-profit corporation or other corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state which may construct and operate an eligible project.
(9) "Public water system" means that term as defined in section nine-a, article one, chapter sixteen of the code.
(10) "Project" means a project for improving a drinking water system for the purpose of achieving or maintaining compliance with applicable state and federal drinking water regulations.
(11) "Set-aside accounts" means those accounts that shall be set up for activities required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and the moneys for these accounts may be taken from the federal capitalization grant for these nonproject activities before the capitalization grant is deposited into the fund.
(12) "Small system" means a public water system serving ten thousand or fewer persons.