The Virgin Valley Water District (VVWD) serves the water needs of people in the Mesquite and Bunkerville communities. The VVWD was formed by the Nevada Senate and Assembly on May 10, 1993 (Chapter 100, Statutes of Nevada 1993). The District was enacted to provide adequate and efficient water service, which is vital to the economy and well-being of the residents of the Virgin Valley area. The legislation required one governmental entity to administer water services for the residents of the Virgin Valley and replace the Bunkerville Water User’s Association and the Mesquite Farmstead Water Association.
Estimators suggest the area needs 130,000 acre-feet/year from the Virgin River and 40,000 acre-feet/year from the ground-water to meet current needs. The ground-water system includes Hydrographic Areas 222 (Virgin River Valley) and 221 (Tule Desert) of the muddy-creek formation .