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Stay out of the penalty box

Avoid hefty water waste fines and follow mandatory summer watering restrictions through Aug. 31.
Never water on Sunday or between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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Make sure your landscape gets water where and when it needs it most to survive the summer heat

Law enacted to remove nonfunctional turf from medians, traffic circles and business complexes

A bill recently signed by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak requires the removal of “useless,” or purely decorative, grass found around Southern Nevada business complexes, along streets in HOA communities, and in traffic circles and medians.

The law does not apply to grass in homeowners’ yards or grass used for recreation at schools and parks.

The new law requires nonfunctional grass be removed by the end of 2026 and will save our community an estimated 9.5 billion gallons of water per year.

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Get rebates and coupons

Cash in on one of our water-saving coupons or rebates!

Water Smart Landscapes Rebate

Car Wash Coupons

Smart Irrigation Controllers Rebate

Smart Leak Detector Rebate

Find plants for your landscape

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Are you looking for the perfect plant for your landscape?

Whether you're converting your grass to a new water-smart landscape or simply looking to add some color to an existing one, we've got the plant for you!

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Register now for 2021 WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition

Early bird registration is now open through June 30 for the world's premier urban water-efficiency conference.

Held in Las Vegas on Oct. 6 - 7, the WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition will again feature comprehensive professional sessions, an expo hall highlighting the most innovative water-efficiency products and services, and myriad networking opportunities with professionals from around the world.

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Prep your landscape for summer

With some general yard maintenance, your landscape will stay healthy through summer

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Attend a landscape class in-person or online!

The choice is yours — join our online "Basics of a Water Smart Landscape" class or our in-person "Drip Irrigation" class at the Springs Preserve. You'll learn about landscape design, plants, and key irrigation components.

Sprinklers and drip — what's the difference?

See what makes these irrigation systems different and learn how you should set your controller to water your grass and plants.

Get water smart with our new podcast

From the banks of the Colorado River and Lake Mead to the homes and businesses of Southern Nevada, our new Water Smarts podcast covers how we treat, deliver, use, protect and conserve water in the Las Vegas Valley.

Hosts Bronson Mack and Crystal Zuelke — along with experts from the Southern Nevada Water Authority who keep our water flowing — hope to make you a little smarter about the one thing that keeps us all connected — water.

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We're helping researchers around the world learn more about the presence of coronavirus in communities. The research we're conducting confirms that genetic markers of COVID-19 can be detected in wastewater before the water is treated, but are removed during the treatment process.

Working together with a third drinking water intake, the pumping station will help ensure our community's access to water at Lake Mead—our primary water supply—even if lake levels continue to decline due to drought.

Water quality

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Safe medication disposal

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Our treatment process

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Home treatment systems

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Water quality reports

Goodbye grass

Be a community leader and receive a cash incentive for your business when you replace decorative grass with beautiful desert landscaping.

Take your business to the next level

Upgrade to water-smart landscaping and water-efficient fixtures and devices. You'll receive rebates and a healthy return on your investment for your business through water savings.

Water Smart Landscapes

Water Efficient Technologies

Smart Irrigation Controllers Rebate

Track down water leaks

Leaks are a nuisance and a significant source of water waste. Learn how to find them around your home.

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Find a landscaper

Looking to make your yard even more beautiful and water-efficient? See how a Water Smart Contractor program participant can take your landscape to the next level.

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Save water indoors

Curious about the water efficiency of your home? Request a free indoor water audit and retrofit kit!

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An infographic depicting the amount of water that would be saved if useless grass was converted to desert landscaping
An infographic encouraging readers to participate in the water smart landscapes rebate program and get cash for grass
If your grass is only touched by a mower, bordering a street, or hard to get to it's useless and a waste of water.
Our community can save 12 BILLION gallons of water per year by removing useless grass and replacing it with water-smart landscaping, which makes a big difference when we are facing worsening drought conditions.
The Water Authority offers a rebate of $3 for every square foot of useless grass replaced with water-smart landscaping.