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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)

Santee East County Advanced Water Purification Project

Borrower: East County Advanced Water Purification Joint Powers Authority
Location: Santee, California
Invited WIFIA Loan Amount: $342 million
Population Served by Project: 390,000

Project Type: Water Recycling

Project Description

The Advanced Water Purification Project will treat the East County’s wastewater locally and implement potable reuse by providing Advanced Water Purification treated water to Lake Jennings for surface water augmentation. The purpose of this project is to beneficially reuse the East County wastewater flows to create a new source of local, safe, reliable and drought-proof water supply and reduce the need for imported water. The project will treat 15 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater and produce up to 30 percent of East County’s water demand.

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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)