ROSEN APPLAUDS $19.5 MILLION EPA GRANT TO IMPROVE NEVADA’S WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement applauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s estimated $19.5 million grant to improve Nevada’s drinking water, wastewater infrastructure, and water pollution reduction programs:
“Ensuring that Nevada continues to have a strong and sustainable water infrastructure is critical to the longevity of our public health and our state’s economy,” said Rosen. “Water scarcity continues to be a serious issue across Nevada, and improving our water infrastructure will be key to ensuring we have a sustainable water source in the desert for years to come. This grant will help guarantee our state continues to have access to safe, clean drinking water and proper wastewater treatment for future generations. I will continue to fight in Congress to ensure Nevada receives our fair share of federal funding to improve our public health, rebuild our infrastructure, and strengthen our economy. ”
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded more than $19.5 million to Nevada for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements and water pollution reduction programs. Programs include: Nevada’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF), Clean Water SRF, The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.