To fund activities to protect the Las Vegas groundwater basin, the Nevada Legislature initiated an annual fee for well users.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority distributes bills for the annual groundwater management fee to well owners and groundwater permit holders in the Las Vegas basin in late summer of each year.
Approximately 60 percent of the fees are paid by municipal water purveyors and other government entities — the largest water-right holders in the valley.
Where does the money go?
Revenue from the mandatory fee provides funding for the Las Vegas Valley Groundwater Management Program to:
Who manages the money?
The Southern Nevada Water Authority manages the fee and its collection.
As well users learn about the program, its value becomes apparent — stabilizing groundwater, aquifer protection and financial help that will dramatically cut the cost of connection for well users, should they ever have to connect to municipal water.