USDA approves grant of $1.2 million for Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe

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FALLON, NV (KOLO) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Agency has approved a $1,283,000 grant for the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe.

The money will be used to add a new lagoon to the Tribe's current sewer treatment facility. The current system is said to be operating at 200% of capacity and may pose a health risk to the 620 Tribal members.

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, (D) Nevada and Sen. Jacky Rosen, (D) Nevada, issued a joint statement saying, "We’ll continue to work with all federal agencies to ensure rural and tribal populations not only have safe drinking water, but also have the modern water infrastructure they need to bolster their economies and grow their communities.”