WIFIA

The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)
program accelerates investment in our nation's water
infrastructure by providing long-term, low-cost supplemental
PROGRAM	loans for regionally and nationally significant projects.

WATER TREATMENT PLANT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

PROSPECTIVE BORROWER: City of Oak Ridge
LOCATION: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

TOTAL PROJECT COSTS: $45 million
REQUESTED WIFIA LOAN AMOUNT $22 million
POPULATION SERVED BY SYSTEM 29,302 people
PROJECT TYPE: Public water system

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The City of Oak Ridge will design and construct a new 16 millions of gallons per day membrane
treatment plant to replace the existing 80-year old conventional treatment plant, which is currently at
capacity and beyond its useful life. This project will provide sufficient capacity to meet the city's water
needs by continuing the production and delivery of safe potable drinking water to its customers.

FY 2017 SELECTION ROUND

NUMBER OF PROJECTS SELECTED: 12

TOTAL LOAN AMOUNT: $2.3 billion to 	'	 

public and private entities	h

 

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.

United States
Environmental Protection
M % Agency

WEBSITE: www.epa.gov/wifia
EMAIL: wifia@EPA.gov


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