Nevada Public Health and Safety

Sec. § 445A.305
Legislative declaration.


The Legislature finds that pollution of water in this State:


Adversely affects public health and welfare;


Is harmful to wildlife, fish and other aquatic life; and


Impairs domestic, agricultural, industrial, recreational and other beneficial uses of water.


The Legislature declares that it is the policy of this State and the purpose of NRS 445A.300 to 445A.730, inclusive:


To maintain the quality of the waters of the State consistent with the public health and enjoyment, the propagation and protection of terrestrial and aquatic life, the operation of existing industries, the pursuit of agriculture, and the economic development of the State; and


To encourage and promote the use of methods of waste collection and pollution control for all significant sources of water pollution (including point and diffuse sources).

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