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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to William Reinhardt, April 19, 1950


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Creator: Folger, Al M.




Projection of the amount of water needed when planned subdivisions are completed

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Box 13 Folder W23-3-3 Water Supply Facilities


hln000719. 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. Wm. Reinhardt: I know you are cognizant of our need for additional water to take care of the ever increasing number of consumers in Las Vegas, and believe you will be interested in the following recent developments: In addition to the usual run of new services, the following three major developments appear to be maturing, as we have been asked to design the water main extensions to serve them: 1. Ridge View, southeast and adjacent to Huntridge, extending from Oakey to Franklin - --- 80 houses 2. Federal Development Tract, west of McNeil Tract on Charleston at west city limit --- 252 houses Economy Homes, to be constructed by the Plumleigh Nevada Corporation in the SW-1/4 NE-1/4 and NW-1/4 SE-1/4 Sec 2 T 21 N, R 61E, between Crestwood Homes and Charleston Square, quarter mile south of Charleston Boulevard - - - - 360 houses These have not yet reached the stage where we could request work order authority as the developers have not obtained F.H.A. approval, but it appears they will eventually. In addition to these prospective increases, we had an increase of 481 new services last year and 124 more so far this year or a total of 605, besides the Paradise Tract with 47 proposed new homes in the first unit and Alta Vista with 36, the water mains being just completed for the last two named. On the basis of 3 people to each home and a per capita consumption of 650 g.p.d. during peak months, the 1380 potential and actual increased consumers will require about 2,750,000 gallons per day in addition to present production. A. M. Folger