Calling all homeowners! The residential Water Smart Landscape Rebate has been temporarily increased from $3 to $5 per square foot of grass upgraded to water-efficient landscaping. The rebate for business, HOA, and multifamily properties remains $3 per square foot, and will decrease to $2 per square foot Jan. 1, 2025. Take advantage while the offer lasts.
Our future depends on you
Southern Nevada is one of the few places on the planet that recycles all indoor water on a community-wide scale. But the majority of our water is used outdoors. Reduce your outdoor water use to keep Southern Nevada water-secure.
Change your watering clock
❄️Your mandatory winter watering schedule allows one day a week through February!❄️ Our community loses billions of gallons each year due to overwatering, and too much water is harmful to turf, trees and shrubs. Follow the mandatory seasonal watering restrictions to save water, improve the health of your landscape and avoid water waste fines.
What you can do to conserve
Drought and climate change have caused Lake Mead to drop more than 150 feet over the last two decades. The federal government has issued a tier one water shortage declaration for 2024, reducing the amount of water Southern Nevada is allowed to draw from the lake. Through efficient water use and community-wide water conservation, all Southern Nevadans help protect and extend our community's water supply.
Useless grass is illegal
Nevada law prohibits the irrigation of nonfunctional grass at business, commercial, multi-family, government and other properties beginning in 2027. Get cash incentives—while they last—to replace useless grass on your property with water-smart desert landscaping.
Replace evaporative cooling
Industrial evaporative cooling systems are a drain on our water supply. Let the SNWA help pay to upgrade your facility and replace your cooling tower or swamp coolers with a dry-cooled system.
Looking for landscape resources? We can help. Whether you're looking to tune up an existing landscape or are starting from scratch, we've got tons of resources to get you moving in the right direction.
- Find desert-friendly plants with our Plant Search tool
- Sign up for a free landscape class or webinar
- Peruse sample landscape designs and plans
- Learn how and when to water your landscape and get watering tips
- Get advice on installing and maintaining your landscape
- Learn how to protect trees during a landscape conversion
- Hire a water smart landscaper
- Explore landscape resources for businesses
New rules protect our limited water supply
These new conservation measures are projected to save billions of gallons of water and are essential to help Southern Nevada keep saving as federal water cuts reduce our current and future water supplies. From resorts and golf courses to residents and businesses, every sector of our community is making sacrifices and working together to meet future water needs.
Banned new water features and fountains on the Las Vegas Strip
No new golf courses and more water limits on existing courses
Restricted new residential pools to no larger than 600 sq. ft.
No evaporative cooling in new commercial development
Prohibited grass and sprinkler irrigation in all new developments
Adopted new water rates that sustain and advance conservation
Kudos, Southern Nevada! 🙌 In 2022, businesses and residents used 5.5 billion gallons less water compared to 2021. Keep conserving and stay water smart to help reach the community's goal of 86 GPCD (gallons per capita per day) by 2035.
We're doing our part to keep your water safe and reliable
Southern Nevada is home to one of the most advanced and reliable municipal water systems in the nation. We use cutting edge technology and maintain state-of-the-art facilities to monitor your water 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you don't have to worry about water quality or delivery to your tap.
Investment in infrastructure
The infrastructure we've built to proactively protect Southern Nevada from declining water levels at Lake Mead enables us to deliver water to our community under any scenario, even during unprecedented drought conditions.
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If you're a resident of Southern Nevada, water is an important issue to stay updated on. Be informed and get involved.