Grants Awarded For Several Water’s Projects

Grants Awarded For Several Water’s Projects

With water scarcity and old water infrastructure across the US that are in dire condition. A lot of cities are now applying for grants to improve water infrastructure but also drinking water safety. It has been a soar subject for any local, states and federal governments to understand wastewater doesn’t brought back any revenue to the cities instead it is a constant money investment pit that needs to be taking care.

Through the years a lot of cities have neglected the leaks and upgrades due to lack of funding but also due to no dividend coming back to the cities. As we are moving towards 2021 more cities are now willing to get some grants to finally look at upgrading their water systems but also waste water and how to recycle wastewater.

California and Salt Lake City awarded WAIFIA loans in the amount of $415M. It will help the local communities to finance important water infrastructure projects. supporting an innovative water reuse project in Oceanside and improving water quality and system resiliency in Salt Lake City.

Reclamation awards nearly $50M for pump projects in New Mexico. Archer Western to build two water pumping plants for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project. A $45.9M contract to Arizona-based Archer Western Construction to build two pumping plants for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project in New Mexico.
The project has been designed to provide water supply for 43 chapters on the Navajo Reservation, the southwest area of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, and the City of Gallup, N.M. The project will feature nearly 300 miles of pipeline, two water treatment plants, 19 pumping plants, and multiple water storage tanks.

San Diego County’s WIFIA loan updated by EPA. Lower interest rate will save ratepayers an additional $290 million over the life of the loan. Pure Water will be the largest infrastructure project in the City’s history for all the right reasons as we help insulate our region from future droughts by delivering a locally-controlled water supply,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. “This action by the EPA will save tens of millions of dollars for San Diego ratepayers and further solidifies this as a worthy investment as we work together to address the future impacts of climate change.

Orange county (FL) Water District awarded $5M for expansion. State Water Resources Control Board grant funding will support the expansion of the District’s Groundwater Replenishment System. Two grants make up the $5 million in funding from the SWRCB: $3,838,902 in grant funding from Proposition 13 and $1,161,098 in grant funding from Proposition 1’s Water Recycling Program. Half the grant funds are for the construction of the Advanced Water Purification Facility in Fountain Valley and the other half for the construction of two flow equalization tanks and a new pump station at the Orange County Sanitation District’s (OCSD) Plant No. 2 in Huntington Beach, all of which are part of the GWRS Final Expansion.

More cities are looking to fix their water systems as grants are here to help them to finally safely bring water to the public.