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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)

Polk Alternative Water Supply Program

Borrower: Polk Regional Water Cooperative
Location: Bartow, Florida
Invited WIFIA Loan Amount: $235 million
Population Served by Project: 637,691

Project Type: Drinking Water

Project Description

The Alternative Water Source Program will construct 37 Lower Floridan Aquifer wells, two water treatment plants, and transmission systems to distribute 17.5 million gallons per day (MGD) of alternative water supply. The purpose of the projects is to provide alternative high quality source water to meet future drinking water needs, increase water supply reliability, facilitate water resource improvements in thirteen lakes, sustain the availability of water to existing private residential potable wells, and help recover aquifer levels.

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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)