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Old 03-15-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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DH and I are considering moving to Las Vegas. Our biggest concern is water. We constantly research this issue and discovered this article: Las Vegas Running Out of Water Means Dimming Los Angeles Lights - Bloomberg.com
We have seen how low Lake Mead is. It only makes sense to worry about the water.
Anyone have facts or other insight to continue our research?
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:54 PM
 
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Las Vegas doesn't get it's drinking water from Lake Mead, but from the Colorado River, if I'm not mistaken. Feel free to move here. Due to the economy, it's a buyers market right now. mod cut: referral removed

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Old 03-16-2009, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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There are restrictions on watering your grass. It goes like 3 days in fall 1 day in winter 3 days in spring and open season so to speak all summer. Each of those days you get basically 3 4 minute cycles for each area of lawn. They also encourage the use of car washes that recycle their water. They discourage frequent car washing at home, but hey the right color car hardly gets noticeably dirty here.

Our monthly water bill runs about $12 per month for 2 adults and 1 dog, lol. Sewer is about $60 per quarter. So, based on the rates, I don't see an emergency in the near future. Come on over and Welcome.
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Las Vegas doesn't get it's drinking water from Lake Mead, but from the Colorado River, if I'm not mistaken. Feel free to move here. Due to the economy, it's a buyers market right now. mod cut: referral removed
Both intakes for the Valley are in Lake Mead.
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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  1. The water that you use inside your home barely counts for anything. I believe that 90% of your bill is from outside watering. Imagine my surprise when when my bill shot up from $12 per month to over $130 per month. With the power being turned off, there was no watering clock governing how much was being used on the xeriscaping out front. You can imagine how much a 24 hour drip uses.

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Old 03-16-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Something wrong. Power off turns off the watering valves. They have to be manually turned on. There is likely a cufoff on the outside watering on your house. Generally a u shaped thing with one or two sheet metal valve handles. Just turn it off. They turn it on once in a while. Make sure the individual valves are in fact on. If not they can be turned on manually.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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I tried to turn it off as hard as I could, but it still drips. That's part of the fun of having carpal tunnel in both wrists, and tendinitis in the left arm. My brother in law is coming over on Thursday, so I'll ask him to do it. He's pretty strong.
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