Nevada Lawmakers Propose Bill to Limit Excessive Water Use
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, March 4, 2023 12:02 pm
NEVADA – Nevada lawmakers have proposed a bill aimed at conserving water, which could limit residents who use too much.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has incentivized grass removal by paying residents to remove it.
Bronson Mack, a representative from SNWA, said the average household in Southern Nevada uses 10,700 gallons in a single month or 130,000 gallons per year, which he considered to be pretty good conservation. However, 20% of SNWA’s customers use about 40% of water, prompting support for Assembly Bill 220, which allows the agency to cut off higher water users.
If passed, the tighter water restrictions will ensure Nevada can conserve and preserve even more of its already reduced share of Colorado River water.
SNWA’s conservation efforts have so far allowed them to meet community water demands without affecting the quality of life, and A.B. 220 will help continue meeting those demands.
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