December 18, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds $20.8 Million EPA Grant Award for Nevada Water Infrastructure Projects

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to award $20.8 million in grant funding to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects.

“Investing in our water infrastructure is vital to the health of the Silver State and provides Nevada families with clean drinking water, protects our environment from droughts and strengthens the infrastructure our communities need for economic growth. I applaud the EPA for their commitment to providing all Nevadans with safe drinking water and wastewater storage options. I will continue to work with the EPA, and with all federal agencies, to keep Nevada’s communities healthy and thriving.”


The State of Nevada was awarded grant funding for 30 local water infrastructure improvement projects, including the following:

  • Nevada’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) will receive $12.9 million to support drinking water infrastructure improvements to public water systems, including funding to:
    • Install approximately 87,000 Advanced Meter Reading (AMI) water meters for 338,000 residents within the Las Vegas Valley.
    • Construct a riverbank filtration well near Big Bend Water District’s current surface water intake from the Colorado River in Southern Nevada.
  • Nevada’s Clean Water SRF will receive $8 million to support a variety of water infrastructure improvement projects, including funding to:
    • Upgrade and expand a wastewater treatment facility in Douglas County.
    • Design and build a water treatment wetlands facility for Hawthorne, Nevada, including the Hawthorne Army Ammunition Depot.