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Saturday, August 23, 2014
News Release

Contact: Erik Pappa 
Phone: (702) 455-3548 
Email: EPappa@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 
Commissioners Lower Annual Sewer Bills 4% 

       Annual sewer bills for 9,094 commercial and 231,758 residential customers of the Clark County Water Reclamation District are being printed this week and are going out in the mail next week – and they’re 4-percent lower than last year.  

       The County Commission, acting as the Board of Trustees for the Clark County Water Reclamation District, in March approved the reduced rates following a review it had ordered of the district’s financial plan and $700 million capital plan.  

       The annual sewer service fee is $221.09 per house (labeled an “equivalent residential unit” or “ERU” by the district), down from last year’s rate of $230.30 per house. Those having sewer hookups in facilities other than houses pay a fraction or multiple of the ERU, depending upon nature of the facility.  

       “It is a positive sign that we are able to provide a reduction for our customers in their annual sewer bill,” said Commissioner Larry Brown, chairman of the district’s Board of Trustees.  

       The Water Reclamation District is the wastewater agency serving unincorporated Clark County.  In addition to the unincorporated areas within the Las Vegas Valley, the district provides wastewater collection and treatment in the communities of Blue Diamond, Indian Springs, Laughlin, Moapa Valley and Searchlight.  With seven treatment facilities, the district collects and reclaims more than 100 million gallons of wastewater each day.

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       Editor’s note: The bills will be printed this week. If you are interested in getting video or pictures, please let Erik Pappa know at (702) 455-3548 or epappa@ClarkCountyNV.gov so that it can be arranged.

       Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.