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October 21, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

What happened to conserving water?

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The Southern Nevada Water Authority spends thousands of dollars on ads telling the community to conserve water — grow rocks, not grass!

Yet, local leaders, in all their wisdom, allow multiple water parks to be built in the course of the next year. Where will all this water come from?

It seems as though there is no thought to the environment in the Las Vegas Valley. Granted, the parks will hire a good number of seasonal employees, but is it worth the drain on our water supply? So much for the idea of conservation.

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  1. Recently, during the rain spell we had here, I saw some of the PUBLIC watering systems locally still working along with the steady rainfall. Lunacy! Our public service and utility employees give lip service to conservation and then fall on their faces with follow through.

    CarmineD

  2. Let's not forget the millions spent on the Springs Preserve by the LVVWA. I'm all for preserving the history of Las Vegas, but where is it written that the water authority should be the one to spend millions on it? Is there no limit as to what unelected, unaccountable, pencil-pushing bureaucratic drones can do with our money? Apparently not!

  3. All offenders and future offenders should be seriously limited in water use if they fail to comply. This is a future survival issue, not some illusion!

    Eventually, there will be automatic shut offs by the water company when full rationing takes place.

    The fast buck now will effect businesses of all kinds in the future, as well as depopulation. That will be a serious economic hit to the LV Valley.

    Wise up!