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Water waste

City and county ordinances as well as your water provider's service rules prohibit water waste. Some violations that may result in a water waste fee include:

  • Any water that sprays or flows off your property
  • Watering outside of assigned watering day(s)
  • Failure to comply with drought restrictions
  • Using sprinklers from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. between May 1 and Aug. 31.
  • Failure to repair a malfunction in your irrigation system or supply line within 48 hours
  • Failure to discharge swimming-pool or spa drainage into a public sanitary sewer, if available

Water like a pro and avoid a water waste fine

Learn how to prevent water waste by replacing grass with water-smart landscaping, fixing irrigation issues in your yard, and reporting water waste.

Reporting water waste

To help protect our water supply and report violations, report water waste to your water provider.

If you aren't sure who your water provider is, enter your address into our Find Your Watering Group application.

City of Boulder City

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City of Henderson

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City of North Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Valley Water District

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Water waste ordinances

If you have questions about the turf limits in your area, see turf limits by municipality.

Prevent water waste

Most water waste is caused by improper or inefficient landscape irrigation. By taking a few simple steps, you can improve the efficiency of your irrigation system and prevent water waste in your yard.

  • Use the cycle and soak method to water your landscape.
  • Check your irrigation system after each mowing for any misdirected or broken sprinklers.
  • Make sure the sprinkler heads are the appropriate size and height for your landscape.
  • Look for signs of an irrigation leak, including pooling water or bubbles in your grass.
  • Avoid the use of narrow strips of lawn, grass in curving areas, or grass on slopes.