YERINGTON — Yerington officials, joined by federal and state dignitaries, kicked off a $41 million infrastructure project this week that will replace the community’s wastewater collection lines and water lines.
The improvements will benefit not only the more than 3,000 residents within the city of Yerington, but also nearly 70 Yerington Paiute Tribe households at the Yerington Colony. Work is schedule to be completed within 18 months.
“This work is necessary to protect the long-term health of residents and will provide a strong framework for the community for the future,” said Nevada Rural Development State Director Phil Cowee.
Cowee’s office helped to fund the project with a $753,000 grant for the wastewater collection lines, the first phase of the project.
Additional funding for the project includes $38.8 million in Water and Environmental Program funding, including $32.8 in low-interest direct loans and almost $6 million in grants. The City of Yerington contributed $2.2 million to the project.
More information online at https://www.rd.usda.gov/nv