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Post Posted: September 19th, 2013, 3:18 pm 
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Post Posted: September 20th, 2013, 8:05 am 
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If they are charging a "Resort Fee" then they are changing the towels everyday for me!!

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Post Posted: September 20th, 2013, 7:05 pm 
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I don't look at it as a money savings for the hotels. I consider it a water savings for Lake Mead.

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Post Posted: September 20th, 2013, 7:53 pm 
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I don't look at it as a money savings for the hotels. I consider it a water savings for Lake Mead.


Not really, as the graywater at pretty much all resorts in Las Vegas is recycled and used to water landscaping as well as in water features. The only waste water that goes into the sewer system is blackwater. In some desert communities, they have enacted laws requiring new homes to have graywater recycling; in Las Vegas, residential recycling of graywater is banned, as the Southern Nevada Water Authority needs that water in order to get credits that allow them to draw out more than their current yearly allotment (The graywater is treated and returned to Lake Mead.).

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Post Posted: September 21st, 2013, 3:33 am 
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It's still water conservation and in the end, it all comes from the Mead reservoir, vespa. I just look at it as whatever it takes. Considering my plans, I may have a bit more vested interest in it than most.

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Post Posted: September 21st, 2013, 10:50 am 
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You know it's the dam So Cal folks who are draining lake mead not Nevadans!

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Post Posted: September 21st, 2013, 2:09 pm 
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I know sky. It goes back to the original six state compact in the late 20s before construction in Black Canyon began. Back then, LA and the Imperial Valley were already major populace and financial considerations. No one ever foresaw the Las Vegas Valley becoming what it is today. So when they divvied up the water allotments for each state, Nevada, foolishly, said, "Naaa we don't need that much." and low-balled their percentage. That compact is still the rule today.

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Post Posted: September 22nd, 2013, 10:45 am 
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You know it's the dam So Cal folks who are draining lake mead not Nevadans!


It's not SoCal (meaning The LA area) it is the Imperial Valley Irrigation District that takes water from Lake Mead. LA gets it's water from the California Aqueduct.

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Post Posted: September 22nd, 2013, 4:16 pm 
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Agreed, Dan. But it would be about 60 years after the Dam was completed before water flowed to LA from up north.

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Post Posted: September 22nd, 2013, 4:51 pm 
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The LA aqueduct from the Owens valley was completed in 1913.

The MWD does take water from the Colorado, but it at Lake Havasu not Lake Mead.

http://www.mwdh2o.com/mwdh2o/pages/yourwater/supply/colorado/colorado04.html

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Post Posted: September 22nd, 2013, 5:27 pm 
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Really my point is that is is not "Those damn(sic) folks in SoCal" that are draining Lake Mead. It is years of bad planning, drought, reckless water use, and shortsightedness that has led to the lake levels we see today.

If you look at the link you also can see that the bulk of water use in the 3 state area is agricultural, not residential.

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Post Posted: September 22nd, 2013, 5:55 pm 
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Okay. I was referring to the system which began operating during Gerry Brown's administration. The drought is mostly to blame, though I see your other points. Electricity generation doesn't help either. Hopefully we're in cycle and the wet years like the early 80s will return.

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Post Posted: September 22nd, 2013, 5:56 pm 
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I am not adding anything to this topic by saying -- they should just come up with water-less sinks and showers.

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