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Southern Nevada Water Authority

Fountains & Water Features

Fountains and Water Features

Fountains and water features are allowed
in single-family residences with certain

All fountains and water features using water provided by an SNWA member agency are subject to the water restrictions below. This includes the use of water that has been recycled or reprocessed by the customer.

Residential Use

Single-family residences are allowed to have fountains and water features with a surface area of less than 25 square feet.

Commercial Use

Fountains and water features are prohibited for commercial use, with the following exemptions:

  • Fountains and water features supplied by privately-owned water rights
  • Fountains or water features that are necessary and functional components serving other allowable uses (for example, storage ponds on a golf course or aeration devices)
  • Indoor water features or features with the majority of the total water volume contained indoors or underground
  • Recreational water parks, both public and private
  • Fountains and water features at resorts as defined by the governing jurisdiction
  • Fountains or water features necessary to sustain aquatic animals, provided that such animals are of significant value and have been actively managed within the water feature prior to declaration of drought

Restrictions may vary based on individual jurisdictions, contact your local water provider for specific information. For more details, call the appropriate agency.

City or County Phone Number*
Boulder City 293-9229
Clark County 455-4314
Henderson 267-2500
Las Vegas 229-6301
North Las Vegas 633-1577

*All phone numbers are in the (702) area code.


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