WIFIA: No Silver Bullet for Water Infrastructure Financing
On 22 July 2019, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the receipt of 51 requests for the third round of Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) funding. The loan requests a total of US$6.6 billion for US$13.9 billion worth of water infrastructure projects. The projects requesting funding for water reuse and recycling, wastewater, drinking water, stormwater management, desalination are located in 21 states.
In this Research Note, Bluefield analyzes WIFIA’s priorities and other paths to water infrastructure financing.