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SNWA’s winter watering schedule begins Nov. 1

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Updated: 11/04/2013 4:39 pm
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Water Authority reminds residents and businesses that the community’s winter watering schedule goes into effect Nov. 1 through Feb. 28.

The seasonal schedule limits both turf and drip irrigation to one day per week according to each customer’s assigned watering group, as listed below. Watering is prohibited on Sunday.

Group A—Monday
Group B—Tuesday
Group C—Wednesday
Group D—Thursday
Group E—Friday
Group F--Saturday

“Complying with the mandatory watering schedule is the simplest way homeowners and businesses can conserve water,” said SNWA Conservation Manager Doug Bennett.

Seasonal watering on one day a week is sufficient in the winter. However, hand watering is permitted to revive dry spots. The SNWA also suggests spacing watering times one hour apart to avoid wasteful runoff and allow the water to absorb into the soil. Watering in the mid-morning can help avoid afternoon winds that keep sprinklers from hitting their grass target, while reducing the risk of icing that can occur if watering is done during the early morning or evening.

Customers can visit snwa.com to look up assigned watering days, get information on seasonal watering restrictions, and learn recommended run times for irrigation systems. To receive a free landscape-watering schedule, call the Conservation Helpline at 258-SAVE or visit snwa.com.

The SNWA is a regional entity that manages water conservation, water quality and water resource issues for Southern Nevada. Its members include: the Big Bend Water District (Laughlin); the cities of Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas; the Clark County Sanitation District; and the Las Vegas Valley Water District.

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