Thinking of Moving to Las Vegas? Don't Let the Water Levels Stop You
Thinking of making a move to Las Vegas or perhaps buying a vacation property here but are concerned about all the warnings relating to water usage and availability in the future? Don’t be.
In a fabulous piece published on the Las Vegas-Review Journal, the on-going issue about water levels in Lake Mead and other natural water resources was investigated head-on, and on the surface, it might be easy to assume the worst.
As noted, the Las Vegas area continues to see incredible growth in both tourism and full-time residency, which of course can seem troublesome when it comes to an already dicey water situation. In fact, according to some studies, Clark County is expected see a jump in full-time residents from 2.1 million to 2.7 million people by 2035, while thousands of additional hotel rooms are also expected to be added to the area’s landscape in the coming years.
But along with all this new development, what outsiders may not realize is that there’s also been plenty of development in how water is being used and conserved—an initiative that actually started roughly 15 years ago.
For example, local water agencies treat and return all indoor wastewater to the lake, meaning every new home or resort that’s being built isn't having a dramatic effect on the lake’s water level. Additionally, front yard grass has been banned in the area, while turf in the backyards has also been limited to 50%.
Furthermore, low flow kitchen and bathroom fixtures have also been mandated in the Las Vegas area, with some estimates showing that homes built today are using 70% less water than homes built before 2000. That’s an incredible number.
So while water levels are inarguably down in Nevada, water usage efficiency is up, and it’s something the state and the city are taking very seriously in order to continue to promote growth for decades to come.
If you're thinking about making the move to Las Vegas or the surrounding area, give our team of Las Vegas real estate experts a call today at (702) 896-5500 to discuss all your home buying needs, wants, and goals!