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August 2, 2014

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Is this why we took out our lawns?

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What happened to conserving water? I belong to an HOA. We were told by the Southern Nevada Water Authority to get rid of our grass and put in desert landscape to conserve water. We did, and our water rates were raised. Now we are seeing two new water parks on the horizon! Where are the gazillions of gallons of water coming from? Oh, wait. We have been told that it will be recycled water. OK, however, it has to come from someplace first, right? What is wrong with this picture? What is really going on?

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  1. Our State and local elected officials are not serious about water conservation. They give it lip service and then fall on their faces with the follow up. We're using water faster than it can be replenished and have for years. So far, God and Mother Nature have come to the rescue. BUT..sooner rather than later Americans, not just Nevadans, will be faced with the reality of diminishing water. Hopefully, we have a better plan B than Boehner and the GOP on the fiscal cliff of 2013.

    CarmineD

  2. Perhaps the water authority is counting on the third straw in lake Mead to solve our water needs. And is not to concerned about two new water parks currently under construction.

    When it's finished in early 2013 the so called "third straw" into lake Mead will keep water flowing to Las Vegas dispite drought and shortages on the Colorado river.

  3. Just step right up and thank your local Clark County Planning Commission for putting their "stamp of approval" on such projects here in a water scarce desert. Next election, put your "stamp of disapproval" by NOT voting these lawmakers into office.

    SANITY and competence is too much to ask for in our society and government these days.

    Blessings and Peace,
    Star

  4. Author, you were conned. Don't you realize that?

  5. If the Moderator would permit me one comment off topic on conservation but related to the water parks: Here it is.

    Did we not see on the news that the concrete and cement has been laid for the foundations and structures of this park over the last few days. And did not the temperature in the local areas drop below freezing [32 degrees Fahrenheit] these nights [way below]? And doesn't proper cement procedures say that cement and concrete should not be laid in temps below 50 degrees? And safety inspectors approved the laying of cement for the builders to do so?

    A few years from now when the structure is compromised, will they remember and who will be blamed?

    CarmineD