PSA Aug. 8, 2022 The City will be implementing stage 7 water restrictions.
Due to current emergency flood situation, effective immediately, the City is implementing Stage 7 in the Drought Contingency and Emergency Response plan.
• There will be no outdoor watering allowed (effluent water is available).
• No refilling or adding of water to swimming pools.City of Las Vegas and New Mexico Highlands University have closed their swimming pools.
• All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to their customers except when specifically requested by the customer.
• Ornamental Fountains can operate with re-circulated water only.
• Use of water from fire hydrants shall be limited to fire fighting and related activities or other activities necessary to maintain the health, safety,and welfare of the citizens served by the municipal water system. Metered use of hydrants may be allowed at the Utility Director's discretion.
• No activation of new water taps for the duration of the emergency. Prohibit issuance of certificates of occupancy for new construction for duration of emergency.
• The Fire Department shall make an effort to use foam or other types of additives in combination with water to minimize the amount of water needed for fire operations whenever practical. The use of effluent may be considered when there is no eminent threat to life or property. The Fire Chief may determine based on conditions to include the general safety of the public, first responders and the availability of water,when and if to limit its operations to external protective suppression.
• The termination of service for any violation of the water conservation plan after the third offense.
• Large commercial customers are asked to delay projects consuming large quantities of water where possible.
• The City Manager will have the authority to implement additional conservation measures on commercial and industrial customers including, but not limited to, percentage reductions of consumption, requiring that high water consumption equipment be shut down, etc.
• Consumption limits for residential customers is 4000 gallons per month or 44 gallons per day for households with 3 or more people.
• Commercial customers must implement a 10% reduction over historical use.
• Emergency Water Rates (l.5x) may be implemented.
Stages 7-9 Actions will impose mandatory reduction in the use of water for all purposes and mandatory restriction on non-essential usage, to preserve remaining supplies throughout water shortages. Should Require Any Further Information Please Contact the City of Las Vegas Utilities at (505) 454-3832. Thank you.