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Summer watering schedule has begun in Southern Nevada

Posted at 5:54 PM, May 01, 2017

The Southern Nevada Water Authority reminds residents and businesses to change the watering times on their sprinkler clocks in accordance with the community’s summer watering schedule, beginning May 1.

From May 1 through Aug. 31, watering restrictions allow landscape irrigation watering Monday through Saturday (avoid watering on Sundays).

However, sprinkler irrigation is prohibited between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. during that period, when water can be lost to wind and high temperatures.

While residents and businesses can use sprinkler and drip irrigation Monday through Saturday, over-watering plants and shrubs can do more harm than good. Most drought-tolerant plants can survive and even thrive if watered less often, such as on a three-day a week schedule like the spring and fall watering schedules.

Exceptions to current watering restrictions include hand-watering using a hose with a positive shut-off nozzle, supervised sprinkler system testing, and watering new or reseeded landscapes for 30 days.