The news coming from SNWA about the valley's future water supply is worrisome. Unless we act quickly, there will be no water for hundreds of thousands of Las Vegas Valley residents in just three years.More>>
Conserving the Las Vegas Valley's most precious resource is everyone's responsibility. Now, the Southern Nevada Water Authority will be leaning on businesses to do their part to save water. Reporter Edward Lawrence talked with two water authority officials about conservation.More>>
Concerned about demands created by Nevada's growing population, the state Conservation and Natural Resources Department plans to ask for $1 million from the 2009 Legislature for a study of available underground water and other water sources.More>>
A new battle is brewing over Las Vegas water. This time it's pitting the Southern Nevada Water Authority against the state of Utah. SNWA says if we don't bring water in from other sources, we will run out. Reporter Edward Lawrence takes a look at a huge challenge in fixing that problem.More>>
Residents in White Pine County remain opposed to any plan that would take groundwater from under their feet and send it to Las Vegas. One way SNWA is eliminating the opposition is by buying them out, and for huge sums. The I-Team's George Knapp has Part 2 of Nevada's Quest for Water.More>>
A group opposed to the Southern Nevada Water Authority pipe line project has released a report suggesting more water conversation could solve our water problems.
It's a resource we use and need everyday. But are we doing enough? There are a lot of untapped water conservation efforts that Las Vegas has not used.
Dr. Peter Gleick, with the Pacific Institute in California, researched other options to save more water, rather than having a water pipe line installed. He says conservation can start in the home. If homeowners install more energy efficient appliances, this would save at least 40-percent of the water we use.
Dr. Gleick continued, "I bought a front loading washing machine rather than a top loading machine. They are much more efficient with less water, less energy, and less detergent."
He says options like this should be looked at before a water pipe line is built. "It makes more sense to use that water more efficiently as a possibility before you spend money on finding a very expensive more distant source of supply," he said.
SNWA's Doug Bennett says conservation measures like this will not create new water. "Indoor water use has no consequences from water re-use. The critical focus here is landscaping, and outdoor usage. That's where our focus is."
And regardless of what the report reads, Bennett says the water pipe line project is needed, even if all the conservation suggestions this reports says are followed.
"Right now, too much of our water is coming from the Colorado River. We have to diversify our water usage," Bennett added.
The Pacific Institute was asked to do the study since the Clark County commission will soon consider a rate increases to encourage water conversation. All is still on schedule for the pipe line.
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Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. In some cases, it has to do with a language barrier, but in most cases, it is fear among undocumented immigrants that they could end up being deported. More>>
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. It's hoped the opening of a new medical clinic will change that.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:58:50 GMT
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association, around 313,000 people visited Las Vegas over the Labor Day weekend. More>>
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:51:43 GMT
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun. More>>
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun.