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Newspaper clipping, Install meters to check water wastage, Las Vegas Review-Journal, November 22, 1949


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The City of Las Vegas is installing water meters throughout the city to check usage. The meters are only for statistical usage and will be removed when the tests are done. Newpaper clipping is attached to plain paper with "Las Vegas Review-Journal, November 22, 1949" typewritten on it and "80-" written in red pencil. Paper has 3 date stamps "E.E.B. Nov 25 1949," "H.E.D. Nov 25 1949" and "U.P. R.R. CO. Law Department L.A. Nov 25 1949." Additionally, "Mr. E. E. Bennett Los Angeles" is handwritten and a date stamp "E.E.B. Nov 25 1949" are sideways on an attached paper label.

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Box 75 Folder 174-2 Vol. II pt. 2 Department UPRR Water Supply-Las Vegas


hln001085. 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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Mr. E.E. Bennett Los Angeles REVIEW-JOURNAL November 22, 1949 Install Meters To Check Water Wastage Installation of several water meters in various sections of the city as part of the survey to determine where and how water is being wasted, was authorized by the Las Vegas city commission yesterday. These meters will be installed only upon the request of home owners and proprietors of business establishments and hotels as a check on the total amount of water being used for statistical purposes. The measuring devices will be removed after the tests are completed. In addition, the city board agreed to assign one man to conduct an investigation of all water using devices in the city, (coolers, refrigeration systems, etc.) to determine whether they are equipped with pumps so the water is recaptured instead of running steadily into the sewer. The survey is the outgrowth of the conference called here recently by the public service commission to delve into the water shortage problem. During that session it was suggested that a thorough investigation of all water uses in the area be made as a basis for determining whether or not more stringent city ordinances will be necessary to force conservation of the available supply to avoid a more serious shortage next summer. The Las Vegas Land and Water Company will supply a man to assist the city in the work.