NYE COUNTY WATER DISTRICT (NCWD) FUNDING
Nye County provides broad administrative, legal, and facilities support to water district personnel under an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) approved by the County Commissioners. Support activities are then billed-back against the NCWD budget.
Start-up funding for the NCWD was provided through a grant from the Department of Energy to Nye County for the characterization and management of water resources in southern Nye County.
For fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016), the water district budget is primarily funded by a county-wide $5 parcel fee on property tax bills for approximately 57,000 taxable parcels.