April 7 PSA - CITY OF LAS VEGAS WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES ARE IN NOW IN EFFECT!

CITY OF LAS VEGAS WATER CONSERVATION

MEASURES ARE IN NOW IN EFFECT!

The City's snowpack is currently at approximately 60% of last year's levels. The City is also experiencing limited river flows and the current raw water storage is at 49%. Due to these drought conditions and to be proactive, Stage V of the Drought Contingency and Emergency Response Plan has been put into effect which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • No outdoor watering
  • No vehicle washing. Vehicle washing is only pe1mitted at businesses that utilize recycled water.
  • No filling of swimming pools. There will be no refilling or adding of water to swimming pools with the exception of any municipally or Highlands University-owned covered (enclosed) swimming pool(s).
  • Eating establishments. All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to their customers except when specifically requested by the customers.
  • Ornamental fountains. Ornamental fountains may operate if they re-circulate water but not during windy periods. Ornamental fountains that do no re-circulate water are prohibited.
  • Fire hydrants. Use of water from fire hydrants shall be limited to firefighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain the health, safety & welfare of citizens served by the City of Las Vegas water system.
  • These restrictions shall not apply to any properly licensed persons, firm, or corporation engaging in the business of growing or selling plants.
The City of Las Vegas will also implement the following:

  • Identify solutions to address the current water emergency.
  • Develop and implement an aggressive Public Awareness Campaign toward water conservation.
  • Inform citizens of the seriousness of the emergency, educate & receive everyone's cooperation toward conservation.
  • Identify critical infrastructure and major water users within the communities.
  • Identified facilities in order to minimize water usage.

Should you require any further information please contact the City of Las Vegas Utilities at (505) 454-3832. Thank you.

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