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'Night in the Country' Festival to Reduce Water Usage by 60%

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From Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley: 

It’s no secret that Nevada is experiencing some of the most extreme drought conditions on record. In response to these exceptional conditions citizens, farmers and ranchers are all having to reduce their water usage. Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley is following suit at this year’s Night in the Country Music Festival. Festival organizers said they plan to reduce their water usage by 60 percent this year to help with drought conservation efforts.

“We want to be good neighbors and members of the community,” said Festival Director Tiffani Creedon. “Reducing our water use in this drought was simply the right thing to do.”

Water has always been a vital component to the success of the event which is used to prevent excessive dust in the campgrounds and venue as well as to fill pools for festivalgoers to cool off in the summer heat. Working closely with the City of Yerington, Lyon County, Peri & Sons Farms and Circle Bar N Ranch, a plan was created to reduce water use by 60 percent.

“As a longtime supporter of Night in the Country and Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley, I knew how critical it was for them to have access to the water for the festival,” said David Peri, owner of Peri & Sons Farms. “With unprecedented pressure on this resource this year we couldn’t be happier with the compromise we’ve been able to reach.”

As part of this plan, Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley will be purchasing water directly from the City of Yerington. To offset the cost of water to the Club, organizers will be charging to fill swimming pools in the campgrounds. In addition, the amount of pools will be limited to 300. Campers will be required to purchase a pool fill online prior to the festival, which are priced from $100 to $200 depending on pool size.

“We can’t express our gratitude enough to the city, county, Peri & Sons Farms, Circle Bar N Ranch, and other local farmers and ranchers for their continued support in helping to make our largest fundraiser of the year a success,” said Chief Professional Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley, Travis Crowder.

From Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley

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