Diaz-Balart, Wheeler, Gimenez announce WIFIA Loan for Miami-Dade County
MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, announced that Miami-Dade County would be receiving a $99.7 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to improve wastewater infrastructure in the county.
“As an appropriator, I know how significant the WIFIA loan is to localities across the nation, and I know first-hand how far these dollars will go in our community. Not only will this loan save the County nearly $30 million while improving critical infrastructure, but it will also create approximately 95 new jobs- thereby boosting our local economy. I thank Administrator Andrew Wheeler for his commitment to our nation, and for the signing of this loan. I look forward to the execution of this project and seeing its tremendous impact in Miami-Dade County.”
“EPA’s nearly $100 million WIFIA loan to Miami-Dade County will help construct advanced wastewater treatment technologies that will protect our oceans and beaches while creating valuable jobs,” said EPA Administrator Wheeler. “Through the WIFIA program, EPA is fulfilling several of President Trump’s top priorities simultaneously: upgrading our nation’s water infrastructure, protecting water resources, and creating well-paying jobs.”