Watering Schedule

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Use the last digit of your home address to determine your North Las Vegas watering schedule.

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Watering Restrictions

To conserve water, please adjust all irrigation clocks according to the days permitted in your assigned watering group. The assigned watering groups are mandatory for all water customers. 

In addition to watering on your assigned days, keep the following in mind when setting a schedule on your irrigation clock:

  • From May 1 through Aug. 31, landscape watering is prohibited from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sprinkler watering on Sundays is prohibited.
  • In the summer, we recommend sprinkler watering four days per week and increasing the schedule only if your landscape needs more water.
  • Watering with a handheld hose and supervised testing of your irrigation system are allowed any time.
  • Watering new or reseeded landscapes daily for up to 30 days is allowed once per calendar year. Call (702) 633-1484 before the planting takes place so we can make note of this on your water account. 
  • Watering restrictions also apply to drip irrigation. While you may water any day of the week, watering may not exceed the maximum number of days per week allowed by the restrictions. Experts agree that running drip irrigation less frequently is much better for plants than daily watering.
  • For lawns, use the cycle-and-soak method for sprinkler watering (opens a new window on the SNWA website). On your assigned watering days, water in three 4-minute cycles, with about an hour between each cycle if using pop-up sprinklers. Water for about 12 minutes each watering cycle if using rotating sprinkler heads.

Watering on days other than assigned watering days, during restricted hours or other ways of wasting water such as a leak on property or unnecessary use are considered water waste and may result in a fine.  See the below table to determine the water waste fine schedule.

To learn more about water conservation and tips for saving water, please visit the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) website at http://www.snwa.com.

Pool Draining and Refilling

Because storm drains flow untreated water into Lake Mead, it is illegal to drain swimming pools into the street, gutters, or storm drains. The penalty for violation is $500 per incident. To properly drain your pool, attach your drainage hose to your sewer clean-out pipe. The clean-out pipe is usually located by the hose bib, and may be inside a green box.

Once your pool has been refilled, please note that your water bill will increase in the following billing cycle.

For more information on how to drain your pool and/or spa, click here.

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Reporting Water Waste

To report water waste, please contact the Water Conservation hotline at (702) 633-1216 or email us at E-mail Form Link.