A renewed commitment to conservation helped Southern Nevadans reduce community-wide water consumption by more than 7 percent in 2022, saving 5.8 billion gallons in one year.
Over the past 20 years, the community has implemented a wide range of comprehensive water conservation initiatives to change how it uses water. These conservation efforts helped Southern Nevada consume 32.5 billion gallons less water in 2022 than in 2002, despite a population increase of approximately 780,000 new residents during that time.
To ensure businesses and residents continue to be water smart, the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and its member agencies have enacted several new conservation measures to drive down water consumption and ensure the Las Vegas Valley has a sustainable economy and water supply.
SNWA continues to see a strong response from the business, HOA and multi-family residential sectors. Many of these property owners are actively replacing decorative grass in streetscapes, medians, common areas and other locations where it is used for aesthetics and not recreational purposes.
Under Nevada law, by the end of 2026, non-functional grass at commercial complexes, HOA common areas, government facilities and multi-family properties may not be irrigated with water delivered by SNWA member agencies. The law will save billions of gallons of the community’s water supply when fully enacted.
The SNWA Water Smart Landscapes (WSL) rebate currently provides a cash incentive of up to $3 a square foot to qualifying properties to replace grass landscapes with drip-irrigated trees and plants (some restrictions apply). The SNWA is encouraging businesses to apply for the WSL rebate sooner rather than later while funding is available.
For more information about how your business can be part of the conservation solution, visit snwa.com.
Conservation efforts helped Southern Nevada consume 32.5 billion gallons less water in 2022 than in 2002, despite a population increase of approximately 780,000 new residents during that time.
The SNWA is encouraging businesses to apply for the Water Smart Landscapes (WSL) rebate while funding is available and before the 2026 deadline to meet the requirements of a new state law prohibiting decorative grass.