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Delivery Method

DBFOM All Private Finance
# of Projects: 1
100% of the Results

Background informationProject Created: August 11, 2010

Project Name: Santa Paula Water Treatment Facility
Year in Operation: 2010
Sector: Water & Waste
Subsector: Water
Status: In Operation
Type: New Facility
Description: 4 MGD membrane bioreactor facility design, built, and financed through a 30 year concession to private operator/developer. The high tech, fully automated facility includes state of the art odor abatement solutions in both its headworks and solids area (which are combined). The new plant will be manned by only 4 full time staff, a 50% reduction over similarly sized plants; and uses 12% less energy. Exposure to H2S is dramatically reduced in the work environment through high tech removal systems, which are constantly monitored. It replaces the 1939 water treatment facility and supplies treated water to city of 36,000 customers approx. 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Build Finance Operate Maintain
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: Entire project designed, built, and initially funded with capital provided by private developer/operator -- backed by 30 year concession to supply water to the City.

Project Locations

Address: 921 Corporation St
City: Santa Paula
State: California
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Access to Land: On site of old facility.
Checkbox Checked Revenue Stream (Cash Flow) Protected Through Long Term Commitment(s) of Public Sponsor(s): 30 year concession. DBFOM Model. City raised water rates by 12% in 2009. Sewer rates are tied to water rates, in part. Revenue stream from water and sewer rates provides funds to the City's Water Enterprise accounts, which in turn are funding contractual payments to private developer.

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

Checkbox Checked

From Private Capital Markets Directly to Producers as Debt: Mix of equity and debt. Alinda Partners arranged for private financing model. JV with PERC Water. Mix is not known.

Checkbox Checked

From Producers as Equity: Mix of equity and debt. Alinda Partners arranged for private financing model. JV with PERC Water. Mix is not known.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Is there an independent checking engineer? Yes
Project Finance Method: All By Private Sponsor

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Combined Term: Initial Design, Construction, O&M Period

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: August 11, 2010
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs

Project Value Unknown or not Provided


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