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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)

Kissimmee Accelerated Gravity Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Project

WIFIA Toho Florida project
Borrower: Toho Water Authority
Location: Kissimmee, Florida
WIFIA Loan Amount: $40.1 million
Total WIFIA Project Costs: $81.9 million
Population Served by Project: 86,235
Number of Jobs Created: 198 jobs

Project Description

Toho Water Authority will repair, rehabilitate, and replace sewer mains, sewer lines, and manholes. The project will reduce the number of emergency failures and inflow and infiltration into the existing gravity sewer system. This project will reduce environmental impacts associated with infiltration and inflow into the wastewater collection system and fix aging and damaged infrastructure.

Project Benefits

  • Reduces the frequency and volume of sanitary sewer overflows that result from the problems with the collection system.
  • Helps the Water Authority meet its regulatory requirements by addressing collection system deficiencies.
  • Saves Toho Water Authority ratepayers an estimated $7.9 million by financing the project with a WIFIA loan compared to a bond issuance.
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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)