stacked green plastic pipeBy Mariamne Beuscher, communications intern

The city of Yerington, Nevada, announced during an Earth Day celebration that it had received approval for federal loans and grants for a $36 million project to replace old water and wastewater collection lines. The existing system has been in use since construction in the 1930s. The bulk of the project’s expense will be paid with $32.8 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Water and Environmental program loans. An additional $3.4 million in grants also will go toward repair and replacement of old sewage pipes and water lines, which will eliminate maintenance and quality concerns. More than 102,000 liner feet of old sewer main will be replaced.

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