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Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud $20 Million in EPA Funding for Clean Water

U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen
Photo by Andrew Davey

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) applauded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for awarding $20.6 million in State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to Nevada to support infrastructure projects that protect surface water and provide safe drinking water.

“We’re glad to see these funds made available for improvements to water systems all over the Silver State. Everyone in Nevada deserves clean drinking water and reliable water infrastructure, and we’ll keep working in the U.S. Senate to ensure that’s the case.”

BACKGROUND:

In 2020, the EPA is providing approximately $7,880,000 in new federal grant funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) to assist Nevada. This funding is available for a wide range of water infrastructure projects, including modernizing aging wastewater infrastructure, implementing water reuse and recycling, and addressing stormwater.

The EPA is also making available more than $12,764,000 in new federal grant funding for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to assist Nevada. This funding can be used for loans that help drinking water systems install treatment for contaminants, improve distribution systems by removing lead service lines, and improve system resiliency to natural disasters such as floods.

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Michael McGreer Mesquite, Nevada
Dr. Michael Manford McGreer is managing editor of Nevada-today.com and writes on issues that impact public policy.

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