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Las Vegas Valley Water District

Recycled Water Distribution System

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Large-turf facilities such as parks and
golf courses may use recycled water.

Recycling water is the practice of capturing waste water from homes and businesses, treating it to a high quality then delivering the water for reuse. The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) delivers recycled water to golf courses, parks and other large-turf facilities, which would otherwise use drinking water for irrigation. Using recycled water is an effective tool in managing the valley's local water resources.

Recycled Water System

LVVWD's Recycled Water System is the result of a partnership between LVVWD, Clark County Water Reclamation District and the City of Las Vegas. The Durango Hills and Desert Breeze Water Resource Centers capture and treat the waste water to near drinking water standards and the Water District then delivers it to customers with large grass areas. The system includes:



  • Two main pumping stations
  • Three remote booster pumping stations
  • Approximately 30 miles of pipeline
  • Two storage reservoirs
  • Four recharge wells

The benefits of recycled water

Treating and delivering recycled water saves the cost of pumping water from Lake Mead. While recycled water for irrigation does not expand our valley’s available water supply, it reduces energy costs and environmental impact and uses non potable water for irrigation.

Using recycled water

Recycled water customers must follow an Effluent Management Plan approved by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. This plan outlines the strict monitoring, quality control and reporting procedures that recycled water users must follow as required by State law.

In the Las Vegas Valley, only large turf customers use the water the Recycled Water Distribution System produces. There are many requirements for application and handling of recycled water which all customers must follow. Large turf irrigators have the staff to handle these requirements and a greater capacity to offset operation and monitoring costs when compared with small or individual users.

For more information, call Public Information at (702) 258-3930 or email us.


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