Memphis to upgrade Maxson Wastewater Treatment Facility
Tennessee – The city of Memphis is planning several upgrades to the T.E. Maxson Wastewater Treatment Facility to expand biological treatment capacity and improve processing of biosolids.
T.E. Maxson Water Treatment Plant
A $156 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will help the facility achieve new federal permit requirements for effluent disinfection and overall reduction in treated total suspended solids and biological oxygen demand in the effluent.
The projects will significantly improve effluent water quality and loading to the Mississippi River, provide reliable, efficient biosolids treatment, enhance process efficiency and operability, and improve overall plant odor control.
WIFIA’s aim is to accelerate investment in the nation’s water infrastructure by providing long-term, low-cost supplemental credit assistance for regionally and nationally significant projects.
The EPA is currently accepting letters of interest for FY 2020. Approximately $5 billion in financing is available.