Verdi Elementary School’s water well, which is being treated for high arsenic levels, will no longer be necessary when the school gets connected to the Truckee Meadows Water Authority’s system.
The state Division of Environmental Protection today announced up to $500,000 from a revolving loan fund for the hookup.
“The [school district] wants to extend a TMWA water main to the [school] and abandon the existing well and arsenic treatment system,” according to a state report. “The project will have a beneficial effect by ensuring the school receives water that is safe to drink.”
The state said that construction is expected to be finished by year’s end, and comments may be submitted by the pubic to NDEP.
“The project is listed on Nevada’s Year 2020 Drinking Water Priority List,” said Dominique Etchegoyhen, deputy director for the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “No wetlands, floodplains, agricultural lands, or significant fish or wildlife species or habitats are affected by the project.”
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UPDATE: The construction date estimate was added May 22, 2019.