Finding of No Significant Impact for Silver Springs Mutual Water Company

The Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), in Sections NAC 445A.6758 to 445A.67612, inclusive, outlines the environmental review procedures to be followed by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) to be consistent with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). In accordance with these procedures, NDEP intends to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for construction of a new drinking water well at Silver Springs, Nevada. The new well would be operated by the Silver Springs Mutual Water Company (SSMWC). SSMWC operates a community water system, NV0000223, that serves the area of Silver Springs, located in Lyon County, Nevada between Carson City and Fallon. The project will utilize funds from the Nevada Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF).

The Silver Springs Mutual Water Company is located near the intersection of U.S. Highways 50 and 95A in Lyon County, Nevada and encompasses Silver Springs, Nevada and the surrounding area. Silver Springs is approximately thirty-six miles east of Carson City along U.S. Highway 50. The existing Lake Street well is beyond its service life and has failed as a source of drinking water.  This project will create a replacement well adjacent to the existing well and convert the existing well to a monitoring well. 

Consultation with appropriate cross-cutting agencies will be completed prior to signing a final commitment of financial assistance. No wetlands, floodplains, agricultural lands, or significant fish or wildlife species or habitats are affected by the project. No national landmarks or property with nationally significant historic, architectural, prehistoric, archeological, or cultural value will be affected by the project. The State Historic Preservation Office concurrence will be obtained prior to commencing the construction of the project. Native American entities that may have interest in the general project area will be given an opportunity to provide their comments and feedback. Best management practices will be utilized during construction.

Persons wishing to obtain further information regarding the project should submit their comments no later than February 13, 2023. Comments can be made via email,, or via mail:


Elizabeth Kingsland
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Office of Financial Assistance
901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, NV 89701-5249


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