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Mandatory winter watering restrictions take effect Nov. 1

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 12:59:56-04

As the short days and chilly temperatures of winter make their way into Southern Nevada, they also serve as a reminder to set your landscape irrigation clock in accordance with the community’s mandatory winter watering schedule—to save water for our community and money on your monthly bill—beginning Sunday, Nov. 1.

In effect through Feb. 28, the winter watering schedule limits both turf and drip irrigation to one day per week; Sunday watering is prohibited year-round. To find your assigned watering day, visit the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) at snwa.com.

Watering on days other than your assigned watering day or allowing water to spray or flow off your property is considered water waste and may result in a water-waste fee. To avoid wasteful runoff and help the soil to absorb more water, space watering times in one-hour intervals, preferably during the mid-morning hours when temperatures are above freezing. This “cycle and soak” method also helps prevent ice from forming on lawns and sidewalks during freezes.

In addition, be sure to change your watering clock’s time to coincide with the end of Daylight-Saving Time, which also begins Nov. 1 at 2 a.m.

For tips on maintaining a healthy landscape during the winter season, visit snwa.com.