The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)
program accelerates investment in our nation's water
infrastructure by providing long-term, low-cost supplemental
loans for regionally and nationally significant projects.
SADDLE CREEK RETENTION TREATMENT BASIN
BORROWER: City of Omaha
LOCATION: Omaha, Nebraska
WIFIA LOAN AMOUNT: $69.7 million
TOTAL WIFIA PROJECT COSTS: $142.2 million
NUMBER OF JOBS CREATED: 165 jobs
POPULATION SERVED BY SYSTEM:
400,000 people
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Saddle Creek Retention Treatment Basin will be a partially underground structure where
combined sewage is held and treated during wet weather events. The project is part of the
city's sewer system which serves 400,000 people over 300 square miles in the Omaha area. It is
an important part of the $2 billion Clean Solutions Omaha plan required by the Nebraska
Department of Environmental Quality to meet federal clean water requirements.
PROJECT BENEFITS
	Intended to decrease the number and volume of overflow events into Little Papillion Creek,
a Missouri River tributary, from 58 to 5 times a year and 560 to 70 million gallons per year.
	Reduces in the volume of untreated combined sewer overflow, total suspended solids, and
E. coli bacteria entering the creek.
	Saves the City of Omaha about $20 million in interest costs by utilizing WIFIA financing for
this project.
WIFIA
PROGRAM
Credit: City of Omaha Clean Solutions for Omaha
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Environmental Protection
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WEBSITE: www.epa.gov/wifia
EMAiL: wifia@EPA.gov

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