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Letter from W. R. Armstrong (Los Angeles) to A. L. Coey (Salt Lake City), June 4, 1931







Since the Las Vegas Land and Water Company could not legally use water meters, they needed to remove any installed and refund the deposits for others in the Industrial Unit No. 1. Date stamped from L.A. & S.L. R.R. Co. Office of Industrial Engineer, Los Angeles, Calif.

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Box 86 Folder 768.4 Las Vegas Water


hln001153. Union Pacific Railroad Collection, 1828-1995. MS-00397. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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CC Mr. Frank Strong. Los Angeles, June 4, 1931 Mr. A. L. Coey - Salt Lake Referring to previous correspondence concerning water line to serve Industrial Unit No. 1 at Las Vegas and to authority extended under Work order 9798: We are now Instructed that the line constructed under this work order shall be transferred to the Las Vegas Land and Water Company and service to industries in Industrial Tract No. 1 shall be taken over by the Water Co. Under Nevada Law, water supplied by a public utility cannot be furnished on a meter basis. A schedule of flat rates, approved by the Public Service Commission is required. Such a schedule is now in effect in Las Vegas for Water Company service. To comply vith our instructions and with legal requirements, please promptly carry out the following program: (1) New installations, such as for the Rio Grande Oil Company, Coast Produce Company and Standard Sanitary Mfg. Co. will be arranged by Industry directly with the Water Co. If, before receipt of this advice, you have installed meters to serve these industries please promptly remove same, establishing direct unmetered connections. - 2 - (2) Submit promptly to my office reference to any existing Railroad Company water leases in Unit No. 1. I will arrange wlth Law Department for cancellation. (3) If any such contracts exist and deposits have been made by Leasees to cover the cost of meters, kindly draw attention to such instances, letting me have the amounts involved so that appropriate steps may be taken to adjust the matter. (4) Under work Order 9798 change the location of the 8" connection with the 16" Main so that water passing through the 8" main will be metered to the L.V.L.& W.Co. w. R. Armstrong. CC Mr. A. S. Halsted Mr. F. R. McNamee Mr. W. R. Bracken Mr. R. L. Adamson Mr. Frank Strong. 10