Water Service to Properties with Septic Tanks

Earlier this year the Las Vegas Valley Water District made changes to its service rules, prohibiting water service to new customers who discharge wastewater to septic tanks. The rule was made to ensure all that our community’s water resources are returned to a wastewater treatment plant, and ultimately Lake Mead for credit – an important resource management effort to extend supplies. Septic tanks prevent our community’s water supplies from being used over and over again and represent a high consumptive use of scarce resources.

This memo is intended for members of the development community, including NAIOP and its members, and outlines the rule and how it may affect land owners seeking water service from LVVWD.

Click here for the Service Rules Section 4.5 Industry Memo.


Katie Horn | Management Services Manager
Southern Nevada Water Authority
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