LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – There’s a new way to crack down on water usage and water waste in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) is rolling out new technology that keeps a closer eye on how much water people are using in their yards.
It’s called advanced metered infrastructure, and a LVVWD spokesperson said it’s becoming an industry standard for different utilities.
Advanced meters are already installed in part of the Las Vegas valley and will be the norm starting next year.
The technology uses a communication network to send and receive signals from the meters remotely.
“It allows customers to get information in almost real-time about their water use to allow them to use water more efficiently,” LVVWD spokesman Corey Enus said.
The water district said it has wastewater investigators that patrol the valley 24 hours seven days a week, and that’s not going away.