Las Vegas water conservation is a hot topic. With the federal government declaring a water shortage on the Colorado River and the recent drought, conservation is more important than ever.
According to the Las Vegas Valley Water District, the following reductions are in place: “As part of an agreement with the federal government and the other Colorado River Basin states, Southern Nevada’s Colorado River water supplies were reduced by 3 percent beginning in 2020 due to low water levels in Lake Mead.
Under the Lower Basin Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan, Nevada, Arizona, California and Mexico reduced the amount of water diverted from the Colorado River to reduce risks from ongoing drought.
The amount of water available to Nevada will be further reduced by another nearly 7 billion gallons (21,000 acre-feet) in 2022 in accordance with the federal government’s August 2021 declaration of a shortage along the Colorado River.”
As Southern Nevada residence, we all must do our part to conserve water. Here’s what we can do:
- Follow the mandatory watering schedule and set your watering clock accordingly
- Replace decorative grass with ecofriendly landscaping
- Fix sprinklers and other water fixtures to stop leaks
- Report anyone that is wasting water
- While washing a car at home is allowed, using a car wash is better where the water gets captured and recycled
These measures help the Las Vegas valley conserve water and allows the community to grow.
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