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Water waste fees and policies

Fees assessed for the first time can be rebated for those who attend a free water conservation class or successfully complete our Curbing Water Waste test. To register for a water conservation class or to take the test, please call 702-822-8571.

Customers also may protest the fee and have an independent hearing. Those who have design flaws requiring more time to correct may be offered an extension.

Fees double with additional violations and are assessed consecutively based upon the previous 18-month history for the account.

Water waste fees

Water waste fees vary depending on meter size, the account's history of violations and the drought stage.

Meter Size (in inches) 1st Violation 2nd Violation 3rd Violation 4th Violation 5th Violation
1 or less $80 $160 $320 $640 $1,280
Over 1 but less than 3 $160 $320 $640 $1,280 $2,560
3 or greater $320 $640 $1,280 $2,560 $5,120

Appeals

If you believe you have been incorrectly assessed a fee, please contact the Water District in writing within 14 days of the date shown on your fee assessment notice.

Requests for appeal must be sent to:

Las Vegas Valley Water District
Water Waste, Mail Stop 1260
1001 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89153
Fax: 702-822-8350

Include the following in your appeal request:

  • Customer name and property address
  • Date and amount of fee being appealed
  • Statement and/or explanation for appeal
  • Customer's signature

For more information about water waste policies, please call 702-822-8571.

Water waste ordinances

Many of the regulations in the Service Rules are supported by city and county ordinances. In addition, Clark County and the City of Las Vegas have developed codes specifying landscaping requirement for new developments and turf limitations.

If a city or county ordinance overlaps or contradicts regulations in the service rules, the service rules will have precedence within the Water District’s service area.

For more information about watering restrictions, see the conservation section within the Service Rules.

The municipality conservation codes are available at Municode.com. For additional information, contact the City of Las Vegas at 702-229-6301 or Clark County at 702-455-4314.