Nevada’s Senators Secured $2 Million for Quill Water Treatment Plant, $7 Million Overall for Carson City Community Projects in Recent Bipartisan Government Funding Bill
CARSON CITY, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) – joined by Mayor Lori Bagwell and Carson City officials – toured the Quill Water Treatment Facility and highlighted the millions in Community Project Funding that she and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) secured for Carson City. Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto secured a total of $7 million for four different Carson City projects through the recent bipartisan government funding bill, including $2 million for updates at the water treatment facility.
“Community project funding that I secured for Carson City is going to help deliver clean drinking water, build a centralized operations center for first responders, support safer commutes to school, and revitalize a key commercial corridor,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to have secured this federal funding, and having the opportunity to see how it’s going to benefit this community underscores why I’ll continue to fight for additional community projects for Carson City in the next bipartisan government funding bill.”
“The City looks forward to utilizing this newly available federal assistance on projects important to our community that will have lasting positive impacts on the City’s residents by increasing our quality of life and keeping our utility rates stable for decades to come,” said Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell.
Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto secured $94 million in Community Project Funding to support 52 Nevada programs and construction projects across the state as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus appropriations package. Both senators submitted these project funding requests in summer of 2021 and ensured they were included in the bipartisan omnibus funding bill.
Carson City had the following community projects funded in the FY22 bipartisan government funding bill:
- $2 million for Quill Water Treatment Plant – to update the facility and help treat water from Kings Creek, Ash Creek, and the historic Marlette Hobart Water System.
- $2 million for Carson City Emergency Operations Center/Fire Station/Back Up Emergency Dispatch Center – to fund the construction of a single dedicated building with the size, layout, and communications necessary to operate as a functional Emergency Operations Center, Alternate Dispatch Center, and Fire Station.
- $2 million for Williams Street Complete Streets Project – to convert a large corridor, formerly a state highway, into more productive uses that facilitate convenient and safe travel for pedestrians and cyclists. The project will support business investment, landscaping, and public art installations, as well as increase driver safety.
- $1 million for Western Nevada Safe Routes to School – to construct safe and connected infrastructure to make walking and bicycling to school safer and more desirable.