Notice of proposed changes to golf course water budgets for LVVWD customers
When implemented, this proposed rule will affect golf courses who utilize water from the Las Vegas Valley Water District; however, this rule is being implemented for all golf courses in Southern Nevada. Golf courses located within the cities of North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City should contact their respective water service provider.
Purpose of notice
The purpose of this notice is to notify businesses that Southern Nevada’s water purveyors, including the Las Vegas Valley Water District, are considering reducing existing golf course water budgets from 6.3 acre-feet per year to 4.0 acre-feet per year to be effective January 1, 2024.
Background and overview of rule
In December 2021, the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Board of Directors approved a new water conservation goal of 86 gallons per capita per day by 2035. To meet that goal, many sectors across Southern Nevada are being asked to reduce water use. Southern Nevada’s golf courses are currently subject to water budgets that are embedded into municipal codes and water utility service rules. Although each water purveyor will need to adopt the proposed rule separately, the rule will be adopted uniformly across the region.
Existing municipal codes and utility service rules allow for golf courses to use up to 6.3 acre-feet per irrigated acre per year before they are subject to surcharges. In May 2022, the Southern Nevada Water Authority approved a resolution to reduce golf course water budgets from 6.3 acre-feet per year per irrigated acre to 4.0 acre-feet per irrigated acre. The reduction of existing golf course water budgets to 4.0 AFY per irrigated acre is estimated to save 2,586 acre-feet per year (842.6 million gallons) by 2035.
If approved, this rule will be effective January 1, 2024.
Purpose of notice
This notice is being provided to conform to the requirements of NRS 237.080. Potentially affected businesses may submit data and arguments on the following questions:
- Will the proposed changes impose a direct and significant economic burden upon your business? If you believe these changes do, please be specific as to why the change imposes such a burden.
- Will the proposed changes directly restrict the formation, operation or expansion of your business? If you believe these changes do, please be specific as to how and why the change imposes such a burden.
Please review and evaluate how the proposed changes will affect your business considering the two questions listed. If your business is provided water by the Las Vegas Valley Water District and you believe your business is affected by the proposed ordinance and service rule change, you must provide a response to the contact listed below no later than 6:00 p.m., August 24, 2022. If you are not served by the Las Vegas Valley Water District, but believe your business is affected by this rule, contact your water service provider.
To provide a response
via Post Mail:
Las Vegas Valley Water District
For more information: 702-822-8630
via email: LVVWD-BIS@lvvwd.com