Impact

WFX Model for Success

In less than two years, WFX has established a strong and productive organization model, delivered models of success in pre-development and partnership formation, and built collaborative partnerships with state and federal agencies.

Key Accomplishments Include:

  • Unlocked $13 million of water and wastewater infrastructure funding with two-predevelopment loans that have been issued and are on track for timely repayment within one year of issuance. WFX’s pre-development financing broke barriers preventing progress on a 1.5 MGD water treatment plant in Illinois, which now provides drinking water to six communities, and helped a community in California reach construction stage to repair an existing water treatment facility and construct a new well

  • Assisted Hazlehurst, Mississippi to access $6.5 million of state funding for water infrastructure, all of which has been awarded as forgivable loans. WFX continues to provide financial analysis, rate structuring, and project management support to Hazlehurst

  • Catalyzed regional water and wastewater infrastructure collaborations with 20-25 communities in West Texas, including Presidio County, where seven communities and nearby colonias have passed formal letters of resolution to support a collaborative approach to tackle regional infrastructure challenges such as first-time water access, upgrading dilapidated infrastructure, watershed resiliency, and groundwater monitoring

  • Provided analytical and intermediary support to develop a potential One Water partnership between a private water utility and neighboring community systems in Texas Hill Country

  • Driving the assessment and implementation a water reuse project with the U.S. EPA and regional communities in Idaho to advance a nutrient reduction project for rural communities

  • Building a regional collaboration in south Texas with seven member communities that will share resources in buying power to reduce costs and increase affordability while seeking funding for water infrastructure projects

  • Organized and led statewide workshops with state, NGO, and local leaders. The first workshops in Texas and Mississippi have led to partnerships, a pipeline of projects, and in Texas have energized a diverse policy consortium focusing on project development and policy changes

  • In partnership with state regulatory agencies, built a substantial pipeline of more than one hundred communities in Texas and Mississippi needing pre-development support

  • Built proprietary financial and analytical tools and databases focused on funding structures, rates, and affordability to create sustainable results and inform communities of relevant financial benchmarks

WFX believes its approach is establishing a track record of how small, rural, and underserved communities can access new federal infrastructure investments. WFX’s model is purposefully holistic, utilizing a watershed and regional lens to help communities pursue sustainable infrastructure solutions that meet environmental, public health, and economic needs.