WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced that the City of Wichita will be receiving a $280 million loan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan will partially fund the construction of the Northwest Water Treatment Facility.
“Hundreds of thousands of Kansans rely on clean, safe water in our area, requiring a water treatment facility that meets the needs of our current and future growth,” said Rep. Estes. “The EPA’s loan will help fund the construction of the Northwest Water Treatment Facility, ensuring the we have a reliable water source. I want to thank President Trump and his administration for their dedication to improving infrastructure in Kansas and across the United States.”
Wichita is the first borrower in the State of Kansas to receive a WIFIA loan. Read more from the EPA here.
Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.