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What You Can Do

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Every single Henderson resident or business can make a difference in conserving water. Sixty percent of the valley's water is used outdoors, primarily to irrigate landscaping. Make sure your irrigation system is functioning properly, water only on your assigned watering day(s), and prevent water waste that happens when water flows off your property.


Remove Water-Thirsty Grass

By far the greatest impact you can make on water conservation is to remove any unused turf and replace it with water-efficient landscaping. It just doesn't make sense to have ornamental lawns in our desert  environment, where we receive fewer than 8" of rain per year on average.  Most turf grasses are native to areas that receive 102 inches of water per week; that's 52-100+ inches of rain per YEAR.    

Follow the Mandatory Watering Schedule

Following the mandatory watering schedule avoids fines and SAVE up to $300 per year! Make sure you are following the correct schedule for your address - find your watering group here.

Text CONSERVE to 85357 to receive a text message reminding you to change your watering clock when the season changes or click HERE to sign up. Message and data rates may apply.

Quick Tips for Outdoor Watering:

  • Check your sprinkler system to make sure it is working properly and not watering walks, driveways, or the street.
  • Regularly check your sprinkler system for leaks.
  • Water your lawn in the early morning to avoid evaporation during the summer; water in the mid-morning during the winter to avoid freezing.
  • Water slowly, deeply, thoroughly, and infrequently to encourage root growth.
  • Use a broom to clean driveways, walk and patios.
  • Use commercial car wash for vehicle washing; the water they use will be recycled.
  • Mow your lawn to two inches or more and leave the clippings to provide nutrients and help retain moisture.
  • Water trees and shrubs separately; some plants may only need to be watered once or twice a month.
  • Aerate regularly and use mulch to reduce evaporation.
  • Plant native or desert-adapted grass and water-efficient plants.

Visit these links on the Southern Nevada Water Authority website for tips and tricks on setting irrigation, finding leaks in your home, and more!

Outdoor Watering Resources

Indoor Watering Resources

Report Water Waste

You may anonymously report water waste here or by calling 702-267-5900.

We need the location, day, time, and type of water waste you witnessed to open an investigation. We can then assist the responsible resident or business to identify the source of their water waste and advise them of methods for preventing it in the future. We appreciate your help!

 Quick Tips for Pool Owners:
  • Use a pool cover. An exposed pool loses thousands of gallons of water per year to evaporation. That's your money and our precious resource - lost. Cut evaporation by up to 90% by using a pool cover.
  • Never drain a pool directly into the street or into a septic tank; instead, drain your pool into the sanitary sewer system, which will allow the water to be treated and reused rather than wasted.
  • Use your sanitary sewer clean-out port for water drainage; this is usually located in the front yard.
  • If you have a septic tank, call our Customer Care Center at 702-267-5900 for guidance on how to drain your pool.

View how-to brochure for the proper way to drain your pool. 

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