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.
OCEAN OUTFALL REDUCTION &
RESILIENCY ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
BORROWER: Miami-Dade County
LOCATION: Miami, FL
WIFIA LOAN AMOUNT: $99.7 million
TOTAL WIFIA PROJECT COSTS: $203,5 million
POPULATION SERVED BY SYSTEM: 2.3 million people
NUMBER OF JOBS CREATED: 95 jobs
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department will construct fourteen new injection wells
at three wastewater treatment plants. When the construction of this project and all necessary
associated facilities are complete, Miami-Dade County will eliminate routine ocean discharges
and be in compliance with the State of Florida's Ocean Outfall Legislation Program. In addition,
the project will increase availability of reclaimed water for potential reuse, reduce sanitary
sewer overflows, increase capacity for the management of peak wet weather flows, reduce
nutrient concentrations, and improve system resiliency.
PROJECT BENEFITS
	Eliminates the normal use of ocean outfalls for disposal of treated wastewater
	Reduces environmental impacts associated with the use of existing ocean outfalls
consistent with Florida's Ocean Outfall Legislation (OOL).
	Saves Miami-Dade County an estimated $15.7 million from financing with a WIFIA loan
compared to a bond issuance
WIFIA
PROGRAM
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Environmental Protection
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WEBSITE: www.epa.gov/wifia
EMAiL: wifia@EPA.gov

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