What is the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority?

WIFA is Arizona's Cleanwater and Drinking Water SRF administrator

Arizona's State Revolving Funds (SRFs) are the best choice for financing the design and construction of water and wastewater infrastructure projects. 

We operate as a "bond bank" and can issue water quality bonds for water infrastructure. Our diverse borrower portfolio and AAA credit rating allow us to pass the savings to our borrowers. WIFA never charges application fees, closing costs, or origination fees. All loans receive a discounted interest rate, lowering the borrower's interest costs to between 70 and 95% of WIFA's tax-exempt cost of borrowing.

We also manage a Technical Assistance Program (TAP), offering additional funding for eligible wastewater and drinking water systems as part of a loan application. TAP funds received by the borrower don't require repayment. They are there to help the borrower during project design, construction, or assist with compliance requirements. 

Arizona Finance Authority

The Arizona Finance Authority is a one-stop-shop for financing, supporting expanding and relocating businesses, communities’ infrastructure needs, and first-time homebuyers. The AFA is committed to providing a streamlined, predictable process, getting borrowers the affordable financing they need more quickly.
With the AFA’s Arizona Industrial Development Authority, private borrowers can reduce their financing costs through the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. AFA also includes the Greater Arizona Development Authority, which offers lower cost financing for political subdivisions seeking to accelerate their public facility projects. For individuals, The AFA also offers homebuyer assistance programs to help first-time homebuyers with their down-payment and closing costs.


State Revolving Funds

reinvesting in our communities

Our vision is to guide our resources to communities with the greatest need so they can maintain and enhance Arizona’s quality of life. Our mission over the last 30 years is to maintain and improve water quality in Arizona, we do this by providing financial and technical assistance for basic water infrastructure across our state.