|Nye County has long recognized the need for water resource planning and management. The bill forming the Nye County Water District (NCWD) was approved on June 18, 2007 by the Nevada Legislature pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes 2007, Chapter 542, under Selected Special and Local Acts. The bill, also known as the Nye County Water District Act, became effective July 1, 2007.
The NCWD was formed to develop sustainable sources of water vital to long-term economic development, protection of the environment, and the well-being of the residents of Nye County. In addition to other powers and duties of the Governing Board outlined within Chapter 542 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, the Board is authorized to levy and collect certain taxes; to incur indebtedness and issue bonds; to acquire land, water rights and property of every kind; and to construct any work for the development, importation, or distribution of the water of the District.
The NCWD is working to:
Develop a long-term sustainability plan of development for the water resources in Nye County,
Evaluate and mitigate the environmental impacts associated with resource use,
Better Define the groundwater and surface water resources conditions, and
Define alternative approaches for the management of the water resources of the region.
The NCWD service area includes all real property within the boundaries of Nye County, Nevada.
There are several ways you can follow the actions of the Governing Board of the Nye County Water District. Meeting agendas are posted prior to the public meetings. The meetings can be viewed on the internet, both real-time streaming video and recorded archives, and approved meeting minutes are posted.