Pardon Our Dust
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Water is arguably the most valuable commodity on the planet. No one, no thing, can exist or persist without it. Thus, the infrastructure which produces and delivers a constant supply of clean and filtered water to our people is critical to maintain.
Las Vegas is an oasis in the desert that relies on water that flows from the Colorado river. The amount of water this state and its residents can capture and utilize is determined by the 1922 Colorado River Compacts. Therefore, the character of our water infrastructure projects is different from those in most other parts of the country, and the world for that matter.
Our water infrastructure projects reflect the fact that water is a precious commodity that can become scare and even difficult to access. The State's charge, relative to our water projects, is to constantly upgrade our water distribution systems and improve the delivery of water throughout the state.
The city of Las Vegas must deliver that water, in a clean and consumable form, to all of its residents.
According to a 2022 report, Las Vegas homes built before 1986 are likely susceptible to lead contamination. In testing, ten percent of the drinking water samples were found to contain over 3.9 parts per billion. Some samples tested as high as 5.6 parts per billion. We will have to remediate our water delivery pipeline.
Both quality of our water supply and efficiency and efficiency of delivery are critical. Every drop of water counts. We will ensure the continuation of a steady safe water supply. We will reduce the number of leaks. We will better utilize technology to monitor and repair the water facilities we currently use.
My administration will work with the State and other government agencies to update and improve Nevada’s Water acquisition agreements.
Under my leadership, Las Vegas will be the catalyst that causes Nevada to retool and overhaul our water conservation and water reclamation efforts.
Examples of water infrastructure include:
- Main water lines
- Pumping stations
- Treatment plants
- Septic tanks
- Stormwater drains
- Roadside gutters
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