Merrick Awarded Contract with Southern Nevada Water Authority

Merrick Logo 250x250-1April 28, 2017 – COLORADO – Merrick & Company was recently awarded a contract through the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to provide high-resolution LiDAR services in support of the water agency’s most successful water conservation program, known as the Water Smart Landscape (WSL) program.

The high-resolution LiDAR data will be collected as part of the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) to identify different types of vegetation throughout the Las Vegas Valley, as well as
help with ongoing vegetation research associated with the WSL program.

SNWA developed the WSL program in the late 1990s as a rebate incentive
program for property owners in Southern Nevada. The program involves
transforming existing turf landscaping into drought-tolerant landscaping
that blends with the environment and promotes SNWA’s water conservation
goals. To date, SNWA has successfully converted over 177 million square feet
of turf and has an estimated water savings of over 98 billion gallons.

Merrick & Company (, an engineering, architecture,
design-build, surveying, planning, and geospatial solutions firm, serves
domestic and international clients in the energy, national security, life
sciences, and sustainable infrastructure markets. The employee-owned company
maintains offices in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

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