U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the state of Nevada will receive $11,390,000 this year from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) to help communities upgrade essential water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $50 billion to EPA to upgrade drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. It is the largest investment in water that the federal government has ever made. As of February 24, 2023, EPA has awarded over $4.7 billion to 48 states, territories, and tribes. And Congress required 49% of Clean Water SRF General Supplemental funding be provided as grants and forgivable loans to disadvantaged communities that meet a state’s affordability criteria or certain project types.