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>>
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Air Force pilot Scott Powell returned home three weeks early from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, surprising his children at school.More>>
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A pedestrian was injured Thursday after being hit by a car about 6 p.m. at Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue, Metro Police said.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:43 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:43:31 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The dream of attending college came true for more than 400 Clark County students Thursday as they were awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships. Scholarships were given to 440 students thanksMore>>
The dream of attending college came true for more than 400 Clark County students Thursday as they were awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships.More>>
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A North Las Vegas aerospace company is preparing to boldly go where few have gone before -- a public-private partnership with NASA that could be the start of the next space race.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:05:26 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- One of the biggest killers of children in the state isn't the heat, but pools. Drowning is the third leading cause of death among children and officials are urging parents to be on high-alertMore>>
Drowning is the third leading cause of death among children and officials are urging parents to be on high-alert this summer near swimming poolsMore>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:44:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- An independent review of a state-run mental health hospital gave high marks for patient satisfaction, but said options for people needing mental health care are limited. The review was orderedMore>>
An independent review of a state-run mental health hospital gave high marks for patient satisfaction, but said options for people needing mental health care are limited.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:06:34 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada is one step closer to giving voters another chance to allow same-sex marriage in the Silver State. The Assembly voted 27-14 Thursday in favor of SJR13 which repeals languageMore>>
Nevada is one step closer to giving voters another chance to allow same-sex marriage in the Silver State.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:58:38 GMT
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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.