Why do we need the water treatment plant?
To provide clean water for the City of Fernley residents.

Few things are more important to our community than ensuring that our drinking water is clean, safe, and reliable. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act, the construction and completion of Fernley’s groundwater treatment plant is the most important issue facing our community. Treating our water with care is an important community investment. This investment pays off in dividends to our health, well-being, and the quality of life we enjoy here in our high desert home.

On January 22, 2001, the EPA set a new maximum standard for arsenic in drinking water. This new standard dropped the maximum level from 50 parts per billion to 10 parts per billion. This regulation required that all public drinking water systems comply with the new standard by January 23, 2006. The City and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection have agreed that the City will deliver compliant water from the water treatment plant by July 23, 2009, and the final completion by December 23, 2009.

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1. Why do we need the water treatment plant?
2. Will there be any arsenic dust that will migrate to adjacent property owners?
3. Will there be any groundwater contamination from the solids drying basins?
4. Will there be a production well at the water treatment plant?
5. Will the water treatment plant be used for vehicle and / or equipment storage?
6. The surrounding zoning is rural residential two acre, can a water treatment plant be included within this zoning?
7. What is the truck traffic impact to the neighborhood?
8. Are the chemicals used in the water treatment plant process highly hazardous?
9. Is there going to be chlorine stored on-site?
10. Will site lighting from the water treatment plant be a problem to the surrounding neighborhood?
11. Does the water treatment plant conform to the City of Fernley development code Section 44.020 for minimum road widths for non-residential use?
12. Where can we get more information about the water treatment plant?