The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $20.8M to Nevada for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.
“These funds will be used for 30 local projects that will boost the economy while improving water systems,”said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Mike Stoker. “EPA is committed to investing in local infrastructure that will benefit the communities we serve.”
EPA awarded about $20.8M to Nevada’s clean water and drinking water State Revolving Fund programs. These federal funds are supplemented with state funding sources, which together provide low-interest loans for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. As money is repaid to the revolving loan fund, Nevada funds new infrastructure projects.
“The State Revolving Fund programs are a critical resource for communities of all sizes throughout the state,”said Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Administrator Greg Lovato. “Communities can obtain funding for water and wastewater needs that maintain health, reduce water loss in the arid desert, prevent pollution in our natural resources, and sustain economic vitality in Nevada's growing economy.”
The State’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Received $12.9M For Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements To Public Water Systems Including:
The State’s Clean Water SRF Received Almost $8M To Support A Variety Of Water Infrastructure Improvement Projects, Including The Following:
EPA has awarded more than $444M to Nevada’s clean water and drinking water revolving fund programs since their inception in 1988 and 1996, respectively. These funds support Nevada’s efforts to address an estimated $8.4B worth of water infrastructure needs.
For more information on EPA’s State Revolving Fund programs, visit: www.epa.gov/drinkingwatersrf and www.epa.gov/cwsrf.
For more information on water programs in EPA’s Pacific Southwest Region, visit: www.epa.gov/region9/water.
SOURCE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)