Douglas County gets drinking water grant

(Appeal Capitol Bureau) - Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has announced a $725,000 grant to Douglas County to help make its drinking water safer.

The money will be used to replace a nonfunctioning well, construct a new pump house and replace a transmission line, bringing the water system into compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.

"This funding will ensure that the residents of Topaz Ranch Estates have access to the safest and cleanest drinking water possible," said Reid.

The Safe Drinking Water Act passed by Congress in 1974 is designed to protect public health by regulating and improving the quality of the nation's public drinking water supply. As amended, it applies to water from rivers, lakes, reservoirs, springs, and ground water wells.

Topaz Ranch Estates General Improvement District has also been approved for a $614,000 loan and an $111,538 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.


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