Inspection of totalizing meters in Diamond Valley will begin in October

EUREKA, NV – During the week of October 8, the Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR), Office of the State Engineer, will be inspecting permitted water wells in Diamond Valley for compliance with State Engineer’s Order No. 1292, which is available at This order required totalizing meters to be installed and maintained within Diamond Valley as of April 1, 2016. 

Staff will inspect all permitted water wells, with the exception of domestic wells and stock water wells that aren’t otherwise required by the terms of the permit to install a totalizing meter. Wells not in compliance with Order 1292 will be tagged and ordered to cease and desist any use of water until compliance has been achieved and verified by NDWR.

Order 1292 requires water right holders to file a ‘Report of Installation of Totalizing Meter’ form with NDWR, affirming that a totalizing meter has been installed on each permitted well. The form can obtained from the NDWR website,, or by emailing

Order1292 further requires quarterly reporting of direct monthly totalizer readings for all water rights subject to the Order. The purpose for requiring totalizing meters, and subsequent data reporting, is to accurately determine the amount of groundwater pumped within Diamond Valley. The data collected will assist in implementing a groundwater management plan for Diamond Valley with the goal of protecting the valley’s limited water resources.

NDWR’s mission is to conserve, protect, manage and enhance the State's water resources for Nevada's citizens through the appropriation and reallocation of the public waters. Please visit or call (775) 684-2800 for further questions and assistance.