The federal government allocates $140 million to conserve 77 billion gallons of water — offering exciting opportunities for Nevada-based turf retailers and installers!
The Department of the Interior is funding 84 water projects in 15 states in the hopes of conserving roughly 230,000 acre-feet of water. This investment aims to boost drought resiliency across the West by funding local initiatives to cut water waste.
“The projects we are funding today are locally led and will support increased water conservation through innovative efficiency measures,” said Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau.
The funding will be provided through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law over the next five years. Projects include updating canal lining, providing better water meters, and replacing natural grass with artificial turf.
What This Means for Vegas Residents
In Vegas Valley, the federal government is paying $2 million to convert 22 grass fields to artificial turf at 11 high schools across the Clark County School District. The Southern Nevada Water Authority expects to save over 109 million gallons of water by switching these fields to sports turf.
This new funding will supplement CCSD’s existing plans to spend $290+ million installing 9 million square feet of artificial turf — a massive undertaking that will save Nevada an estimated 500 million gallons of water each year!
“The primary focus of the turf conversion projects will be on athletic fields at CCSD high school campuses. The school district expects all high school sports fields to be converted to artificial turf within 7 years. CCSD is still in the planning phase for the projects and will award the projects through the regular bidding process,” said a spokesperson for CCSD.
Nevada-based turf businesses will have the opportunity to get in on the action once CCSD begins the bidding process. You can monitor bid postings for the Clark County School District using the link below.