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With 26 utility companies in Clark County serving a population of 2,112,436 people, corporate and residential communities have plenty of reliable gas, water, and electric utility providers to choose from. Five Clark County Public Works Departments maintain and improve public infrastructure and properties, as well as provide utility services throughout the area.
Clark County communities have access to high efficiency utility services without the high cost, and businesses benefit from essential services that won’t hurt the bottom line. Due in part to the state’s dedication to renewable energy resources and sustainable solutions, Nevada ranked 12th in 2020 for least expensive utilities in the U.S., averaging $371.99 per month.
High-speed, reliable internet needs in Clark County are mainly serviced by Cox, one of the largest providers of Ethernet services nationwide. The company owns and operates 7,453 miles of fiber optic cable connecting Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and unincorporated Clark County. This network had given 100% of customers access to gigabit speeds, providing residential and commercial customers with high-speed data, video, and voice services.
Businesses and residences alike depend of Clark County utilities to power their everyday operations. Several companies provide energy to the Clark County area, the largest of which being NV Energy, which covers a service area of over 44,000 square miles.
Metropolitan Las Vegas and areas of unincorporated Clark County are serviced by the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD), which has been working to provide reliable, quality water to these communities for over 60 years. The LVVWD uses sustainable technologies such as solar power to deliver water efficiently and sustainably to the desert communities it serves.
Conservation and the preservation of natural resources is a top priority in Clark County. The County Operations Sustainability and Climate Action Plan outlines several initiatives taking place in Clark County to create a healthy and sustainable community for current and future residents. These initiatives focus on areas such as: clean and reliable energy, sustainable waste management and reduction, smart and efficient transportation, and water conservation. Renewable energy resources like solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric power already account for 33% of Nevada’s total in-state electricity generation.