According to the Las Vegas Valley Water District in the 2010 water quality report, their findings show that the Las Vegas area does have a considerable amount of hard water containing dissolved mineral. However, they also reported that the tap water delivered meets or exceeds the state and federal health standards.
Las Vegas Valley Water District water quality is currently rated about 275 parts per million (ppm) or 16 grains per gallon. This categorization is considered very hard water. The water district supplies water to approximately 350,000 homes and businesses within Clark County. The water district receives comes almost exclusively from Lake Mead. Lake Mead itself gets its water from the Colorado River.
In order to combat hard water which can leave mineral deposits and create damage you may want to consider purchasing a water softener. Many of the more expensive homes in the area are currently outfitted with a water softener and reverse osmosis system. If you want to purchase a water softener yourself the approximate cost is between $300-$1000. There is also a monthly cost of $10-$20 a month for the salt unit requires to operate. Some of the manufacturers reduce water softener’s in the Las Vegas area are Sears and Culligan.
With the installation of water softener you can expect your dishes and silverware to become easier to clean and your clothing softer when they come out of the wash. One thing to be aware of when using a water softener is that they can be harmful for plants. For this reason it’s a good idea to not use water softener’s for external watering of your plants.
The U.S. Postal Service has mistakenly featured the New York New York Hotel’s replica of the Statue of Liberty on their newest postal stamp instead of the real thing. The post office thought their “forever” stamp of Lady liberty was the real thing. the real Statue of Liberty has remained on the tip of Lower Manhattan for 125 years, while it’s Las Vegas replica has been in existence for the last 14 years.
The mistake was discovered by an astute stamp collector. Even after the mistake was pointed out to the Postal Service they decided to leave the photograph as is. Spokesman for the Postal Service Roy Betts did say, “the post office regrets the error and is re-examining our processes to prevent the situation from happening in the future.” Betts also said, “We still love the stamp design and would have selected this photograph anyway.”
You can read more about this story on the New York Times by visiting this link.
Do Mermaid Exist in Las Vegas? They will on August 12th and 13th at Mercon, a mermaid convention and charity event. Mercon will be hosted by the Maui Mermaids at the Mirage hoteal and casino. Along with Maui Meraid exhibits you’ll find mermaid shows, performers, models, authors, costumes autograph signing and even a few mermen. There will be themed events for people of all ages.
Over 1,000 mermaids, mermen and aquatic fans have signed up for the gigantic pool party. You can expect to see some mermaids singing, splashing, and selling some of their underwater accessories. A two day pass for the event runs $35 dollars.
Hannah Fraser an ocean environmentalist and professional mermaid will be one the main attractions. Hannah, an underwater filmmaker, loves to swim beside ocean creatures while filming happily and has captured many exciting moments on video for you to see.
When asked to sum up the mermaid gathering Hannah replied, “Come and watch because it is something that has never been done before. It will be a completely unique, original experience and bring fantasy to life by incredibly passionate people. The first one will be a once in a lifetime experience, but we hope the first of many.”
You can learn more about the Mercon event and buy tickets here.
Is Flavor Flav bringing his fried chicken restaurant to Las Vegas? According to recent reports, rapper Flavor Flav of the rap group Public Enemy, and reality TV show the Surreal Life is in talks with executives about bringing his brand new fried chicken franchise to Las Vegas. His restaurant is currently called Flav’s Fried Chicken and has been open for business in Clinton Iowa since earlier this year.
According to grumblings from some of Flavs employees there has been a little trouble at the Iowa restaurant. Flav’s Fried Chicken is being investigated due to complaints from several former employees who have said their paychecks have bounced. In response to questions regarding the payments to his employees, Flav said that “mistakes happen” in the restaurant business.
Flav is said to have met with Riviera casino chied executive officer Andy Choy about opening inside the hotel. TMZ has reported that things went well in the discussion and the deal is going through some las minute number crunching and analysis.
Flavor Flav recently had this to say about the restaurant business, “I always said to myself, ‘Col. Sanders, you better watch out, Your boy Flava Flav is coming and you better watch out.” Flavs real name is William Drayton Jr and like KFC he claims that his chicken also has a secret recipe. He hopes the success of his restaurants will lead to a national restaurant franchise.
Celine Dion is urging Britney Spears to follow her lead and come to Las Vegas to perform according to Britain’s Daily Star. She is quoted as saying, “If Britney and Kylie want to come to Vegas and do a residency like me, I say go for it. Vegas is changing. There is room for everyone – new singers and older ones.”
The pop diva has achieved widespread acclaim and success with her latest Celine Dion in Las Vegas show. Dion recently said, “When I first came here (Las Vegas) in 2003, people said my career was over. I’m here because I love singing, and this allows me to be with my family.”
In addition to Britney Spears, Celine has also talked with Kylie Minogue about relocating for a time in Sin City. Both Spears and Minogue are said to be in talks regarding starting their own foray into Vegas entertainment. Minogue who’s on tour recently said this about the question, “I’ve got my Las Vegas show right here. We’ve been talking about it so if I do a residency I definitely have the show for it.”
Celine’s last Vegas stint saw her perform close to 600 shows over a 4 year span and grossed over 400 million dollars. Celine Dion has re-started her own show simply called Celine which is slated to stretch over 3 years for a total of 210 performances. Her show is performed at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.