San Francisco receives $369 million loan for stormwater infrastructure upgrades

(UI) – On Thursday, May 25, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Mayor London Breed, and the Environmental Protection Agency announced a loan worth $369 million through the Water Infrastructure and Innovation Act to improve storm drains and other infrastructure.

Transporting wastewater and stormwater flows to treatment facilities will become more efficient with improvements to pump stations. Developments include construction to the new Treasure Island Wastewater Treatment Plant to meet “future water demands.”

The funding comes on the heels of storm drain system failures last winter. The loan will help the city fund “resiliency projects” to relieve areas prone to flooding with stormwater upgrades. SFPUC will “modernize aging wastewater and stormwater infrastructure to enhance seismic resiliency,” according to KRON4.

This story was originally reported by KRON4.

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