June 12, 2024

The Pizen Switch Times

Established 2021

Yerington Sewer & Water System Ribbon Cutting at City Hall on November 3rd, 2023

Yerington, Nevada ~ 3 years, 24 roadway miles, and 20 miles of pipe later, the Yerington Sewer & Water System Project is complete. On September of 2020, the City of Yerington partnered with the Yerington Paiute Tribe, Rural Partners Network (Nevada is 1 of 11 states in this network), and Rural Development Administration to access USDA funding to completely replace the 100+ year old water & sewer system in Yerington.

In 1912, Yerington’s 1st city-wide water system was designed by locals utilizing wooden slats and and thick spiraled baling-type wire to create water delivery pipes.  This innovative system lasted for over 100 years, but then began to experience serious and frequent breaks. The old sewer system had some mains buried 25 feet deep while in other areas the mains were buried at too shallow of depth.

DOWL Engineering in Reno designed the new water and sewer system. Q&D Construction dug up the old water and sewer lines and assembled the new system. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Rural Development made arrangements for federal payment for the major portion of the project’s cost which totaled $44 million. City of Yerington and the Yerington Paiute Tribe partnered in advocating for this extensive project.

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The following 5 collage pictures were provided at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: