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SanchoPanza2
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July 30th, 2022 at 3:35:00 PM permalink
"I've talked to friends in Vegas, they are not overly concerned. How can they not be overly concerned?"

There are several reasons for that. Probably No. 1 is that the Valley Water District promotes quite prominently that it recycles 90 to 99 percent of the water used inside places like homes and hotels and offices. That, of course is against the larger statement is that Lake Mead is the top source of water in southern Nevada. All of that is being affected by the new agreement just reached with the southern California water authority for some sort of pipeline between the two jurisdictions.
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ChumpChange
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July 30th, 2022 at 5:01:59 PM permalink
Didn't Nevada and New Mexico just declare they only have 50 days of drinking water left?
DRich
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July 30th, 2022 at 5:14:53 PM permalink
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Didn't Nevada and New Mexico just declare they only have 50 days of drinking water left?
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I doubt that, I was in Costco and Sam's Club and they had pallets of water stacked to the roof.
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ChumpChange
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July 30th, 2022 at 5:47:40 PM permalink
Las Vegas, NM says it only has 50 days of clean water before it runs out. Meanwhile Las Vegas, NV is flooded
MARK FRAUENFELDER 11:34 AM FRI JUL 29, 2022
https://boingboing.net/2022/07/29/las-vegas-says-it-only-has-50-days-of-clean-water-before-it-runs-out-also-the-city-is-flooded.html

The city of Las Vegas has declared an emergency over its water supply after the Calf Canyon-Hermits Peak Fire, the largest wildfire in New Mexico history, contaminated the Gallinas River. The city relies solely on water from the river, which has been tainted with large amounts of fire-related debris and ash, according to city officials.

The large amounts of ash and turbidity in the river have prevented the city from being able to pull water from it, as the city's municipal water treatment facility is not able to treat the contaminated water, according to the mayor.

President Joe Biden issued a major disaster declarations for the New Mexico counties of Colfax, Mora and San Miguel on May 4.
The fire resulted in the loss of federal, state, local, tribal and private property including thousands of acres of the watershed for the Gallinas River, the primary source of municipal water for the city and surrounding areas, according to the emergency declaration.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/las-vegas-declares-emergency-50-days-clean-water/story?id=87623219
AlanMendelson
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July 31st, 2022 at 4:19:48 AM permalink
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What Realtor or real estate developer would advertise water problems?

Vegas is a house of cards waiting to collapse and it will take Southern California with it. (Excuse the cards pun.)
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The first house of cards to collapse will probably be Florida, though their water issues are a very different type.

As I recall, many major carriers wonít even insure a house there
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No private insurer will offer a policy on flood damage. This is why the Federal government offers the National Flood Insurance Program.

Florida is only a few feet above sea level.

In California the problem is wild fires so theres a state program to offer certain homes fire insurance.

There is also a state program for earthquake insurance because few companies still offer it in California.

There is one threat which cannot get insurance for -- and it's not space aliens or meteors wiping out your home.

That one threat is a nuclear meltdown. No one offers that insurance.

A flying saucer crashing into your house can be insured, but not a nuclear reactor melting down.
rxwine
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July 31st, 2022 at 5:14:53 AM permalink
If people treat the water shortage like they do toilet paper that last 50ft will be gone sooner than predicted.
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Dieter
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July 31st, 2022 at 5:39:38 AM permalink
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Didn't Nevada and New Mexico just declare they only have 50 days of drinking water left?
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I doubt that, I was in Costco and Sam's Club and they had pallets of water stacked to the roof.
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Water is much more affordable coming from a faucet than a single use polyethylene package - the pricing is usually around a penny per gallon vs around a dollar per gallon.
I think Quantum of Solace mentioned the importance of affordable water in the desert.
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mcallister3200
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July 31st, 2022 at 6:19:49 AM permalink
Simple inconvenient solution: ice cold showers. MAYBE 25% of the water of a hot shower and beats caffeine for a wake-up without the caffeine comedown.
100xOdds
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July 31st, 2022 at 7:57:57 AM permalink
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Las Vegas, NM says it only has 50 days of clean water before it runs out.link to original post

thee's a Vegas, NM?!
WHY would a town in nm name itself that?!?!
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Ace2
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July 31st, 2022 at 7:58:52 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson


There is one threat which cannot get insurance for -- and it's not space aliens or meteors wiping out your home.

That one threat is a nuclear meltdown. No one offers that insurance.

A flying saucer crashing into your house can be insured, but not a nuclear reactor melting down.
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You can even get insurance for a 7 being rolled by betting Big Red
Itís all about making that GTA

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