Water District begins work on new well

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Work begins on a new Virgin Valley Water District well near the corner of Pioneer and Oasis Boulevards with completion expected in a year. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Work begins on a new Virgin Valley Water District well near the corner of Pioneer and Oasis Boulevards with completion expected in a year. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

After a year of negotiations between Urban Land of Nevada and the Virgin Valley Water District, work has begun on a new well site located near the corner of Pioneer and Oasis Boulevards beside the Nevada State Bank.

The old well located adjacent to the new site became unusable almost two years ago according to Kevin Brown, VVWD manager. A new well had to be at least 100 feet away from the old one. That put it outside the boundaries of the land owned by VVWD. The right-of-way easement for the old site ran down the middle of less than a quarter of an acre site owned by Urban Land making any development on the land difficult.

Through extensive negotiations VVWD and UNL worked out a land swap that gave the old site to UNL including the ROW easement while VVWD received a three-acre site for the new well. No monies changed hands in the swap.

Grading on the new site began this week with 4,300 cubic yards of dirt going to the Rising Star Sports Ranch site. That paves the way for a new 30,000 square foot fieldhouse that will be constructed by the Rising Star and opening in April 2017.

Brown told the MLN that the district expects there to be about nine months of work on the new well and they hope to have it operational by May 2017. Nearby residents will be kept informed as the work progresses. All architectural features of the new well have been approved by the Mesquite Vistas HOA architectural review committee.

 

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