World Water Monitoring Day

Do you want to continue doing your part to conserve water during this drought? Are you unsure about how else you can help? Well, you may have an opportunity to give back and protect our water in Las Vegas this month. September 18th is World Water Monitoring Day! World Water Monitoring Day was created to raise public awareness of the importance of protecting water resources around the world, and in turn, encourage local communities to monitor their own water bodies 1. Water monitoring ensures that our water is safe enough to swim in, fish from, or use for drinking or irrigation purposes, all based on your location in the world.

Las Vegas has our own major body of water: Lake Mead! Ninety percent of Las Vegas’s water comes from Lake Mead 2. As most in the Las Vegas Valley know, Lake Mead’s water levels have been dwindling over the past few years. See here for a blog post we recently featured on Lake Mead facts.

The Southern Nevada Water Authority and scientists from federal agencies already collect and monitor the water of Lake Mead monthly. At Lake Mead, on an average year, will drop 12 feet. said Michael Rosen, a U.S. Geological Survey water quality specialist who works on the lake. The hope is that the water managers will manipulate water in such a way that they will be able to compensate for the low years by moving water different places. 3

Want to do your part and help keep Lake Mead and Las Vegas’ water clean? Learn how you can participate in World Water Monitoring Day and visit http://www.monitorwater.org/GetInvolved.aspx.

To speak with a Yes! Plumbing professional about your home’s water system, call us today at (702) 382-2478 or visit https://www.theyesmancan.com .

1 https://archive.epa.gov/water/archive/web/html/index-18.html

2 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lake-mead-is-shrinking-and-with-it-las-vegas-water-supply/

3 https://www.fondriest.com/news/monitoring-lake-mead-scientists-track-reservoir-through-water-quality-highs-and-lows.htm

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