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Southern Nevada Water Authority

Water Smart Landscapes Rebate

Get started on your Water Smart
Landscape conversion.

The Water Smart Landscapes Rebate helps property owners convert water-thirsty grass to desert landscaping, a lush yet water-efficient landscape.

SNWA will rebate customers $1.50 per square foot of grass removed and replaced with desert landscaping up to the first 5,000 square feet converted per property, per year. Beyond the first 5,000 feet, SNWA will provide a rebate of $1 per square foot.

The maximum award for any property in a fiscal year is $300,000. Certain restrictions apply to well owners. For more information, including terms and requirements, view the program conditions.

Check In

Apply online or call (702) 258-SAVE (7283) for a printed application. You also can request an information packet on the program. Before you get started, SNWA will answer your questions and review the lawn areas you're converting. You must participate in a pre-conversion site visit before removing your lawn. Starting without SNWA approval will make your conversion ineligible.

Dig In

Upgrade some or all of your lawn to a Water Smart Landscape. Use our free landscape sample designs. If you choose to work with a professional, consider our list of Water Smart Contractors. You also may find our Plant Search tool of use in selecting plants and creating a shopping list.

Cash In

After you complete your upgrade, you'll get a cash rebate for every square foot of lawn converted to water-smart landscaping. Every square foot of grass replaced with water-smart trees, shrubs and flowers saves an average of 55 gallons of water per year, so you'll also save money on your monthly water bill.

Get the Facts

Not sure if the rebate covers artificial turf? Is your HOA telling you xeriscape isn't allowed? Check the Frequent Questions page to find out more about these and other rebate issues.

Get Useful Tips and Resources

Upon enrollment, you will receive the "Simply Beautiful" packet, a step-by-step guide to landscape planning, installation and maintenance. We also offer a variety of online tools and resources to help you plan and install your landscape and to maintain your new landscape.

Program Saves Billions of Gallons

The Water Smart Landscape rebate program has helped the community upgrade more than 168 million square feet of lawn to water-efficient landscaping, saving the community billions of gallons of water.


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