WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that nearly $40 million has been awarded to Nevada’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for drinking water and water infrastructure projects. These funds will go toward improving drinking water treatment, water distribution, and sources of water supply; constructing wastewater treatment systems; and implementing other water infrastructure improvement projects necessary to protect public health in Nevada.
“All Nevadans deserve access to clean, safe drinking water,” said Senator Rosen. “At a time when Nevada is experiencing a severe drought, I’m proud to announce that this funding is coming to our state to improve water infrastructure and ensure Nevada families have access to clean drinking water.”
“This funding I helped deliver will protect access to clean drinking water for thousands of Nevada families,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Every Nevadan needs reliable, safe water resources, and this federal assistance will support construction and upgrades to water infrastructure across our state.”
Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto have been leaders in the Senate, supporting investments in clean water infrastructure in Nevada. They recently announced over $3.2 million in funding for the City of Carlin’s critical water infrastructure. They also helped pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which will continue to make historic investments in water and wastewater infrastructure improvements across the country, including through this funding.