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Department of Utility Services Participates in Fifth Annual Imagine a Day Without Water Campaign

October 21, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN RICHARDS, (702) 267-2051
Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson Department of Utility Services joins more than a thousand organizations from across the country as part of the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water campaign, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water. 

To highlight the critical importance of reliable access to clean drinking water, the City hosted a school art contest for grades K-12 using the theme Imagine a Day Without Water. Five winners were selected based on message, originality, creativity and overall presentation. The winners will be unveiled during the March On community event at 9 a.m. on Oct. 22 at Cornerstone Park, located at 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.

Turning on the tap for clean, safe drinking water and flushing the toilet with no second thought about what happens to wastewater are actions most Americans take for granted every day. But worldwide drought, flooding and population changes show the need for careful water resource planning, efficient water use and investment in our water and wastewater systems. 

“Henderson and all of Southern Nevada are fortunate to have a clean water source in the Colorado River, which begins as snow in the Colorado Rockies and travels through the Grand Canyon to Lake Mead,” said Director of Utility Services Priscilla Howell. “A robust water reclamation program that allows us to capture and recycle nearly 100 percent of the water used indoors along with communitywide outdoor water conservation efforts have allowed us to reduce water consumption by 25 percent since 2002, even as the area’s population has increased. This regional approach to water supply planning helps ensure Southern Nevadans have sufficient water resources today, as well as in the future.”

The Department of Utility Services is responsible for all facets of water, wastewater and reclaimed water services for the Henderson community. The department provides treatment and delivery of drinking water, collection and reclamation of wastewater, utility infrastructure planning and management and customer and billing services.
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