About The District
The Clark County Water Reclamation District (the District) is responsible for the collection, treatment and reclamation of wastewater for more than 240,000 business and residential accounts in Southern Nevada.
The District's collection network includes more than 2,200 miles of pipeline and 23 pumping stations to deliver wastewater from homes and businesses to one of six treatment facilities. Our largest treatment facility, the Flamingo Water Resource Center, ensures wastewater is treated to the highest standard allowing the reclaimed water to be discharged back into Lake Mead. Lake Mead is the drinking water source for more than 95% of the population and businesses in Clark County. The stringent treatment standards are set to protect the community's drinking water supply as well as the recreational use of Lake Mead and the downstream communities along the Colorado River.
The District operates the Flamingo Water Resource Center and the Laughlin Water Resource Center. We also operate treatment facilities in Searchlight, Moapa Valley, Blue Diamond and Indian Springs.
History & Governance
Created by judicial decree in 1954, the Clark County Water Reclamation District operates as a general improvement district under Nevada Revised Statutes. Through a series of legislative actions, service boundaries were set to include all unincorporated areas of Clark County.
The District is governed by the Clark County Commissioners - a seven-member Board of Trustees. The Board establishes policy, approve budgets and conduct public hearings to establish the rates and fees charged. The District is responsible for billing rate payers, collecting revenue and administering operational and capital funds.
While given the statutory authorization to assess ad valorem taxes, the District has not done so, relying upon fees and charges to fund the operations, maintenance and capital programs. The District has the authority to levy taxes, sell bonds, create assessment districts, and the right of eminent domain.