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Memo from W. H. Johnson about possible revisions to the water restrictions ordinance to make it more effective, July 21, 1950


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Memo discussing possible revisions to the water restrictions ordinance to make it more effective.

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Box 12 Folder W23-1-B Water Conservation Campaign 1942-1944


hln000733. 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. E. E. Bennett Mr. R. A. Blonde Mr. A. M. Folger) Referring to Mr. Folger's mailgram of July 19th and Mr. Bennett's reply of July 21st, concerning criticism of Las Vegas Sprinkling Ordinance: Before receipt of this correspondence, Mr. Blonde telephoned that a meeting had been called for this after?noon at the Instigation of Wendell Bunker. Mr. Blonde stated that numerous complaints had been received from consumers in Old Town and in the low areas in the southeast part of town. He also stated Folger had advised him that during the daytime we were able to fill our reservoirs and maintain a pressure of 44 to 46 lbs., but that commencing about 6:00 o'clock, when all the sprinklers were being turned on, pressure dropped to as low as 18 to 20 lbs. Mr. Blonde stated he would attend the meeting this afternoon, and I suggested to him that every effort should be made to maintain the present restrictions; and further, in order to maintain higher water pressure, effort should be made to have the City Commissioners issue additional order, either 1- Restricting sprinkling to one side of each street one day and on the opposite side the following day, or 2- Restricting sprinkling to certain districts on one day and the remaining districts on the second day. These proposals were presented at the meeting, at which five representative citizens were selected to look into the situation and report back to the Commission. Mr. Blonde will keep us advised as to developments. W. H. Johnson Los Angeles, July 21, 1950 1-7334 MEMORANDUM FOR FILE