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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)

Southeast Treatment Plant Improvements Project

Construction on Treatment Facility
 
Borrower: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Location: San Francisco, California
WIFIA Loan Amount: $513.8 million
Total WIFIA Project Costs: $1.04 billion
Population Served by Project: 1.2 million people
Number of Jobs Created: 3,355 jobs
 

Project Description

The Southeast Treatment Plant Improvements Project will replace the two outdated existing headworks treatment facilities at the Southeast Plant with a single centralized preliminary treatment facility. The centralized preliminary treatment system will improve screening and grit removal, maintain regulatory compliance, protect public health and safety, meet current seismic standards, provide advanced odor control, and maximize water reuse.

Project Benefits

  • Minimizes odors using advanced odor control equipment.
  • Meets current seismic standards to better protect the facilities from earthquakes.
  • Improves operational reliability and flexibility.
  • Increases efficiency of treatment processes and protects downstream equipment.
  • Saves the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission an estimated $226 million from financing with a WIFIA loan compared to a bond issuance.
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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)