A new reservoir in the Northwest Valley will help conserve water
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A new development is underway in Centennial Hills that will go a long way toward conserving water in the valley. The goal of this $600 million project is to help conserve water in our growing valley.
Even though the reservoir is in the far northwest corner of the Las Vegas Valley, the water it captures will reach communities as far away as Henderson. This is just one of dozens of reservoirs in the valley.
The water will come from the Colorado River via Lake Mead.
The Las Vegas Valley Water District said people used 26 billion gallons less than the all-time high in 2002, and the population is much higher today.
Water officials say the reservoirs are just one way the Valley will be able to continue to have access to water in the Valley.
“Centennial Hills Reservoir is a 5 million gallon reservoir, it will be one of 80 reservoirs we currently have in the Valley. No matter where the residents or businesses are, our job as an agency is to to be able to deliver water to these homes and businesses reliably and efficiently,” said Corey Enus, Senior Public Information Coordinator, Las Vegas Valley Water District.
Ninety percent of the valley’s water comes from the Colorado River and Lake Mead. The remaining 10% comes from groundwater wells in the valley.
The project completion date is scheduled for the summer of 2023.