Bradley Attorney Bart Kempf Quoted in American City & County on New EPA Water Infrastructure Program
American City & County
Bradley attorney Bart Kempf was quoted in American City & County on a new EPA program that has made $1 billion in credit assurance available for water infrastructure projects.
The credit assurance is part of the EPA’s new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program, which will give long-term, low-cost direct loans and loan guarantees to state, local and tribal governments as well as private entities and State Revolving Fund programs that demonstrate creditworthy water projects.
According to Kempf, WIFIA requires the EPA to use at least 15 percent of its budget to fund smaller communities and has identified geographic and project diversity, extreme climate adaptability, increased energy efficiency, green infrastructure use and repair/replacement of infrastructural systems as priorities in granting the credit assurance.
The complete article, “New EPA program gives $1 billion in credit assurance for water projects,” appeared in American City &County on February 1, 2017.