Clark County Board of Commissioners Announces the Year of Clean Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Clark County Board of Commissioners will designate November 2015 through October 2016 as the “Year of Clean Water” in recognition of the 60th year of operation of the Clark County Water Reclamation District’s main water resource center.

Wastewater treatment plant operations began in 1956 at a small facility on Monson Road (now East Flamingo), serving 500 customers at what was described as the remote east end of the valley. The treatment facilities have expanded over 60 years to serve the growing community.

The Flamingo Water Resource Center is now the largest water reclamation facility in Nevada, with 235,000 customers, treating and returning over 100 million gallons of water to the environment every day.

“The Water Reclamation District plays an important role in the community’s water care cycle”, said Water Reclamation District Chairman Lawrence Brown. “Treating and reclaiming high quality water to the environment is a great community commitment and accomplishment every single day.”

The Board of Commissioners will make the designation of the “Year of Clean Water” at their November 3, 2015, Board meeting at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Clark County Government Center located at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.

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About Clark County: Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 13th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2.1 million citizens and 44 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to about 930,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

About the District: The Clark County Water Reclamation District was created in 1954, with operations beginning in 1956. It services the unincorporated portions of Clark County, within the Las Vegas Valley, as well as the communities of Blue Diamond, Indian Springs, Laughlin, Moapa Valley and Searchlight. The District collects and treats over 100 million gallons of wastewater each day utilizing more than 2,100 miles of pipeline and seven treatment facilities. The Flamingo Water Resource Center is the largest water reclamation facility in Nevada.

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