PHOENIX (January 22, 2018) - The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) announced today that it has closed a $15,000,000 loan with the Town of Marana to install treatment technologies on two of the town’s water systems. The town provides water service to approximately 20,000 residents.
The funds will be used to install an ion exchange plus low-pressure high output (LPHO) ultraviolet and a peroxide advanced oxidation process (AOP) to reduce concentrations of compounds that are present in the Picture Rocks and Airline/Lambert water systems. While these compounds are unregulated at this time, this investment by the Town of Marana will permanently provide high quality water regardless of the EPA’s established health advisory levels.
“We are pleased to be a part of this much-needed project. These funds will allow Marana to improve the town’s drinking water now and long into the future,” said Trish Incognito, WIFA Executive Director. “By providing funding for infrastructure improvements like these, WIFA is able to help ensure that drinking water utilities can meet the long-term public health needs of their customers.”
WIFA is a governmental organization dedicated to protecting public health and promoting environmental quality through financial assistance for water and wastewater infrastructure. WIFA offers funding for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater projects designed to ensure safe, reliable drinking water and proper wastewater treatment. Over the last 25 years, WIFA has invested over $2 billion in Arizona’s communities.
For more information, please visit WIFA’s website at azwifa.gov.
The Town of Marana had previously announced the loan in a December press release.