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.
WATER TREATMENT PLANT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
BORROWER: City of Oak Ridge
LOCATION: Oak Ridge, TN
WIFIA LOAN AMOUNTS: $20.7 million
TOTAL WIFIA PROJECT COSTS: $42.2 million
POPULATION SERVED BY PROJECTS: 29,302
NUMBER OF JOBS CREATED: 135 jobs
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The City of Oak Ridge will design and construct a new ultrafiltration membrane drinking water
treatment plant to replace the existing 80-year old conventional treatment plant, which is
currently at capacity and beyond its useful life. The project also includes construction of raw
water intake pumps, traveling screens, a finished water pump station, and water pipelines as
well as the rehabilitation of the existing finished water tanks. This project will provide enough
capacity to meet the city's water needs by continuing the production and delivery of safe
potable drinking water to its customers.
PROJECT BENEFITS
	Treats up to 12 million gallons per day of water
	Produces high quality drinking water and conveys it through new pipelines in the service
area
	Meets critical water demands of the Department of Energy for its long-term operation
of world-leading research and manufacturing in the Oak Ridge area
	Delivers water more reliably and efficiently than current treatment plant
	Saves City of Oak Ridge's ratepayers an estimated $7 million by financing the project
with WIFIA loans compared to a bond issuances
WIFIA
PROGRAM
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WEBSITE: www.epa.gov/wifia
EMAIL: wifia@EPA.gov

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