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Water Use Efficiency

Water use restrictions were implemented in 2003 to help conserve water and protect the future of our water resources. The following water use restrictions are defined by the Henderson Municipal Code Title 14.14. The following paragraphs offer a summary of rules that apply to the majority of customers, but there may be some exceptions to the rules below. Contact the Customer Care Center by email at or call (702) 267-5900 if you have questions about how these restrictions apply to you.

Mandatory Landscape Watering Restrictions
Residential and commercial landscape irrigation is restricted to a certain number of days per week based on the season. All customers are assigned to a watering group, labeled A, B, C, D or E, that defines what day(s) of the week landscape spray irrigation is allowed. Watering group assignments are based on the customer's location address.



Schedule illustrating how many days a week you may irrigate your landscaping


Spray irrigation between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. from May 1 through September 30 is not allowed (this is also referred to as a time-of-day restriction).


Watering by hand (you must physically be present) using a container, or positive shut-off nozzle on your water hose, is allowed any day of the week regardless of your assigned watering days.


You may request an exemption allowing you to irrigate new or re-seeded turf outside your assigned watering days, for a period of thirty days. You must first notify the Customer Care Center by email at or call (702) 267-5900. Time-of-day restrictions will still apply when you are irrigating new or re-seeded turf.

Landscape Material Restrictions and Turf InstallationA Henderson home that has converted turf to xeriscape

The installation of new turf in residential front yards, common areas, medians and non-residential developments is prohibited in most cases. Turf installation in side and rear yards is limited to 50% or less of the total square footage of the landscaped area.

Visit Contact Henderson for information on the City of Henderson Turf Removal Loan Program, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) website for Water Smart Landscape Rebate information and applications.

Water Conservation Presentations
Using water more efficiently seems like an easy thing to do, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin, and what you can do to make the biggest impact. The City's water conservation experts are available to make a presentation to any Henderson-based business organization, community or social group. You will learn how to properly and efficiently irrigate your landscaping, and in the process lower your water bill and avoid water waste. You will also learn the current status of our community's water resources and what water use restrictions are presently in place. Contact the Public Information Office at (702) 267-2516 to request a group presentation.

Know Your H2O Brochures

Preventing water waste
from irrigation runoff



Reseeding for a beautiful,
healthy lawn