City of Los Angeles WIFIA Announcement for the DCT Water Reclamation Plant Advanced Water Purification Facility Project

Posted on 10/26/2021
Promotional image advertising the City of LA WIFIA Loan Program announcement

What: This is the online announcement of the closing of a $225 million Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan for the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant (DCTWRP) Advanced Water Purification Facility Project. With a 1.72% interest rate, this loan from the EPA will help Los Angeles achieve the goal of 100% water recycling.

The  DCTWRP Advanced Water Purification Facility Project consists of the following components:
(a) a new advanced water purification facility (AWPF) treatment train to treat up to approximately nineteen (19) million gallons per day (MGD) of tertiary effluent from the DCTWRP to produce up to approximately fifteen and a half (15.5) MGD of purified water suitable for groundwater replenishment via the Hansen Spreading Grounds; 
(b) new larger maintenance and warehouse facilities to support the growth of the plant’s additional processes and systems due to the Project and an ancillary warehouse to support the demolition of the existing maintenance and warehouse facilities; and 
(c) one new primary equalization tank with a total volume of approximately 6.75 million gallons of influent storage capacity to allow the AWPF to operate at a constant flow. 

Who:
Radhika Fox, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, EPA 
Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
E. Joaquin Esquivel, Chair, California Water Resources Control Board
Greg Good, President, Board of Public Works
Barbara Romero, Director and General Manager, LA Sanitation and Environment
Delon Kwan, Assistant Director, Water Resources, LADWP 
 
When: Tuesday October 26th, 1:00 PM

Where: Zoom