The city of Los Angeles was one of 12 projects in California and one project in Arizona invited Thursday to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans, which could land the city $185 million for its Donald C. Tillman Advanced Water Purification Facility in Van Nuys.

“Through WIFIA, EPA is playing an integral role in President Trump’s efforts to improve and upgrade our nation’s water infrastructure and ensure all Americans have access to clean and safe water,” EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said. “This year, EPA will help finance over $10 billion in water infrastructure investments that will create up to 155,000 jobs, upgrade aging infrastructure, reduce lead exposure, and improve the lives of millions of Americans across the country.”

WIFIA loans will allow large and small communities across the country to implement projects that help providing for clean and safe drinking water, including reducing exposure to lead and other contaminants, and address aging water infrastructure, the EPA said.

EPA said received 62 letters of interest from both public and private entities in response to the 2018 WIFIA Notice of Funding Availability, and selected 13 prospective borrowers’ projects to submit applications for loans in EPA’s Pacific Southwest Region.

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