$2.9 million invested to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in Hungry Valley

Nevada Rural Development has invested $2.9 million (S$3.9 million) to improve water and wastewater systems at Hungry Valley Colony northeast of Reno.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is funding the projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant programme.

“Clean water is vital to rural communities. This investment will bring reliable infrastructure, create jobs and improve public health and safety,” states Nevada Rural Development Director Phil Cowee. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is committed to partnering with rural communities to help them improve their infrastructure, because when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

The Reno Sparks Indian Colony was approved for a $1.6 million (S$2.2 million) direct loan and a $1.3 million (S$1.8 million) dollar grant to construct a new water and waste water system.

This will allow the Colony to replace 64 water meters with smart meters, provide six-inch waters mains, fire hydrants, service lines, water meters and individual pressure reducing valves to extend service to 25 homes in the Hungry Valley.

They will be also able to install a new 100,000-gallon water tank, recoat the existing water tank, and install a new 12-inch transmission water line from the storage tank to the distribution system.

The Hungry Valley Colony is currently home to 401 Washoe tribal members.