North Valley Wastewater Treatment Expansion

On October 6, 2015 Douglas County Public Works Department will attend the Genoa Town Board meeting to discuss and solicit public comment on Public Works’ recommendation to the Douglas County Redevelopment Agency to assist in the funding of the North Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion.

On September 3, 2015, the Board of County commissioners approved the Capacity Analysis and Facilities Plan for the expansion of the North Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility (“Plant”).  The Plant is at 85% of its treatment capacity and must be expanded before the average daily treatment capacity equals the present design treatment capacity of the facility.

The total cost of the proposed project is $7.5M.  Project completion is scheduled for the Fall of 2018.  The recommended funding mechanisms are an EDA Grant, RDA Grant and a State Revolving Fund Loan.  With these funding sources, the project can be constructed with no impact on the monthly user rates or capital reserves and still maintain a positive cash flow in the fund.

 As noted, the Plant provides sewer service to significant portion(s) of the Redevelopment Agency (“RDA”).  Without the proposed expansion, additional growth and development of the RDA cannot proceed.

 Pursuant to NRS 279.486 (4) (b), in making a determination, the Board of County Commissioners must solicit and consider the opinions of person who reside in the redevelopment area or the immediate neighborhood in which the redevelopment area is located and we are seeking public input. 

If you reside in the area of North Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, please submit your information below.  Your information will be taken to the Board of County Commissioners for possible approval on November 5th, 2015. 

Map of Redevelpment Areas. 



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