Authorization to proceed
Before removing any lawn or water features, applicant must allow the Southern Nevada Water
Authority (Authority) to conduct a mandatory
pre-conversion site inspection
and approve the application.
Areas to be converted must use water from an Authority water agency or groundwater well within the Las
Vegas Valley Groundwater Basin. Applicant’s water and/or groundwater account(s) must be in
Areas for conversion must be living,
or permanently-installed outdoor water surface. Conversions to comply with government regulations are ineligible. The Authority will not reconsider areas previously declared ineligible.
Minimum project size
At least 400 square feet
of lawn and/or water surface must be converted. The Authority may accept smaller projects that replace all lawn of a single-family home's front or backyard.