WIFIA

PROGRAM

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.

SOUTHEAST WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT
B iOSOLIDS DIGESTER FACILITIES PROJECT

PROSPECTIVE BORROWER: San Francisco Public Utility Commission
LOCATION: San Francisco, California

TOTAL PROJECT COSTS: $1.3 billion
REQUESTED WIFIA LOAN AMOUNT: $625 million
POPULATION SERVED BY SYSTEM: 1.4 million people
PROJECT TYPE: Wastewater treatment plant

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

San Francisco Public Utility Commission will replace its existing, outdated 60-year old solids treatment
facilities with infrastructure that produces higher-quality Class A biosolids; captures and treat odors
more effectively; and maximizes biogas utilization and energy recovery. This project will provide a new
efficient solids treatment system to maintain regulatory compliance; ensure treatment reliability by
meeting current seismic standards and improving standard operations; and provide advanced odor
control and reduce impact on the adjacent community.

FY 2017 SELECTION ROUND

NUMBER OF PROJECTS SELECTED: 12

TOTAL LOAN AMOUNT: $2.3 billion to g	'	 

public and private entities

TOTAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
INVESTMENT SUPPORTED: $5.1 billion

NUMBER OF PEOPLE IMPACTED:

20 million in 9 states

Selected projects must submit an application for a WIFIA loan, pass a creditworthiness assessment,
negotiate a mutually agreeable term sheet, and execute a credit agreement to receive WIFIA funding.
An invitation to apply indicates that EPA believes the selected projects will be able to attain WIFIA loans.

v>EPA

United States	,

Environmental Protection	WEBSITE: www.epa.gov/wifia

Agency	EMAIL: wifia@EPA.gov


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