According to a recent study by Yahoo! Finance, Las Vegas is the best city in terms of water conservation, usage and technology.
J.C. Davis with the Southern Nevada Water Authority told KLAS-TV a number of households and businesses, particularly casinos, stepped up their efforts to save water. Many casinos installed water-efficient meters, as well as low-flow toilets and shower heads, he told the news station.
Doug Bennet, who works with the SNWA, told the station, "The principal thing we are doing is asking people to change their landscaping – take another look at their landscaping. So more than 40,000 properties in the valley have converted their ornamental lawns to other types of ornamental landscaping, like desert landscaping. That is saving us 8.5 billion gallons of water a year."
According to KLAS, more Las Vegas-area residents and industry members will get to learn more about water conservation technology and efforts at the fourth annual National Convention on Water Smart Innovation, which will be held in October.