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Designing and building water systems

 

This section provides information to developers, engineering firms and contractors to help plan, design and construct water systems for new developments, building renovations, and public works and utility projects.

Digital plans and inspections system

Use the Water District's digital plans and inspections system to submit project forms and requests online, download record drawings, review the status of project plans, schedule an inspection and view inspection results.

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Guidelines, forms and documents

Guidelines, forms and reference documents are available to help you with each phase of your project.

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Frequently asked questions

Choose the profession you represent from the list below for FAQs related to your field. For general questions, see the General Topics list. If you're confused about any of the terms used within these FAQs, please refer to the glossary in Section 1 of our Uniform Design and Construction Standards document.

For pre-construction approval, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.
For post-construction approval, contact Development Inspection by calling 702-258-7171, faxing 702-822-8398, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, permit application number (City or County) and LVVWD project number.
Inspections can be scheduled online using our Digital Plans and Inspections system or by contacting Development Inspection at 702-258-7171, or by fax at 702-822-8398. You also may email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the LVVWD project number or project name.
For information about a Certificate of Occupancy, visit the City of Las Vegas Building Permits Web page and/or the Clark County Development Services/Building Inspections Web page.

Inspection results are available online through our Digital Plans and Inspections system or by calling the Development Inspection office. If you cannot find the information you need, call LVVWD Development Inspection at 702-258-7171, fax 702-822-8398, or email us.

Inspection reports are available online through our Digital Plans and Inspections system. You also may call Development Inspection at 702-258-7171, fax 702-822-8398, or email us.

Per Section 2.04 of the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS), the minimum horizontal separation is 3 feet, and the minimum vertical separation is 12 inches.

For additional assistance, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518 or email us.

For services within the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) system, backflow assemblies at the meter are tested and maintained by LVVWD.

For privately owned backflow assemblies, NAC 445A.6569 identifies the requirements for backflow tester qualifications.

LVVWD does not flow fire hydrants for the purpose of determining fire flow availability. LVVWD determines available fire flow based on specific demand and operating conditions, utilizing hydraulic modeling. If you need a fire flow review, fill out this fire flow availability request form.

Note: The municipal fire departments provide this service, but LVVWD does not acknowledge these tests.

For more information about available fire flow, contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

If developing a piece of land, refer to the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) Service Rules. See Chapter 6 for service connection information.

For additional information regarding a specific location or if you are a local customer in need of a water meter, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets, address and type of proposed development (commercial, industrial or residential) for your project.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) Service Rules outline the requirements for Service Connections and Water Commitments. You must obtain approval from our office if the domestic well is not required to be abandoned by the State Engineer.

Property owners who are required by the Nevada State Engineer to connect to a municipal water system may be eligible for financial assistance through the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Well Conversion Grant Program. Visit LasVegasGMP.com for details about the financial assistance application process.

For a specific project, call Engineering Servicesat 702-822-8518, or email us.

All plan submittals must follow the requirements outlined in the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS) Section 2.27.

You may use our online Digital Plans and Inspections system to electronically submit your plans.

For additional information regarding plan requirements or use of the online Digital Plans and Inspections system, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518.

Meters in place, which are of a size less than the diameter of the lateral pipe, may be replaced with a larger size not to exceed the size of the lateral pipe. To upgrade the meter, you pay the full application fee for the new service, the meter charge and other charges as established by the rate schedule. Facilities connection charges, regional connection charges and oversizing charges shall apply to increases in meter sizes.

For more details, read the Services Rules - Chapter 7. For a specific parcel, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

To determine the pressure zone of a parcel of land, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets and address of your project.

The requirements in the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS) Section 2.27 must be met in addition to providing the revision sheet and two bond copies of the red-line plans. Revision submittals can be submitted online using the Digital Plans and Inspections system.

For more information, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

To find out when a signer will be available to approve your plans, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the project number and project name.

The plan review timeframe varies from project to project. To get an estimate for your project, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

If you're inquiring about a specific project already submitted for review, please be prepared to provide us with the project number and project name when you contact us.

Hydraulic grade line requests may be submitted online by logging into the Digital Plans and Inspections system. Alternatively, a Hydraulic Grade Line Request Form may be completed and faxed to the LVVWD Planning Division.

If you need more information, read our Guidelines for the Preparation of Hydraulic Analysis Reports.

For details about requirements for a hydraulic network analysis, please see Section 2.03 of the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS). 

Basically, you must submit two copies of the hydraulic analysis report to the Las Vegas Valley Water District that include:
-A written description of the type of project, location and existing facilities
-A site map showing the project boundaries
-Development information, including land use, number of units, fire flow, etc.
-A node map clearly delineating the pipeline alignments and diameters, layout and names of streets in which pipelines will be installed, pipe and node numbers used in the analyses and all fire hydrant locations

For additional assistance, please call Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

This depends on the type of water right associated with the well.

Property owners who are required by the Nevada State Engineer to connect to a municipal water system may be eligible for financial assistance through the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Well Conversion Grant Program. Visit LasVegasGMP.com for details about the financial assistance application process.

All applicants for financial assistance through the program must agree to the abandonment and plugging of the well and connection to a municipal water supply.

For information about a specific project, please contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

Property owners who are required by the Nevada State Engineer to connect to a municipal water system may be eligible for financial assistance through the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Well Conversion Grant Program. Visit LasVegasGMP.com for details about the financial assistance application process.

All applicants for financial assistance through the program must agree to the abandonment and plugging of the well and connection to a municipal water supply. Prior to approval, the property owner must sign the appropriate easement, application for financial assistance, and other agreements required by SNWA and the water provider.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) Service Rules outline the requirements for Service Connections and Water Commitments. You must obtain approval from our office if the domestic well is not required to be abandoned by the State Engineer.

For more information, call LVVWD Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

Please call Development Services at 702-258-3291 or 702-258-3297, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets, project number, agreement number, record drawing number and the developer name on the agreement.

To find out if you need to submit a water network analysis, contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, address, cross streets, fire flow requirement and type of development (commercial, industrial or residential).

Yes, off-site demand must be modeled as part of your network analysis.

For more information, contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

To obtain a copy of a water network analysis, contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, address, cross streets and project name.

HGL review times vary based on complexity of the projects and other factors. Please contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets, type of development (residential, industrial or commercial) and project name.

Per Section 2.04 of the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS), the minimum horizontal separation is 3 feet, and the minimum vertical separation is 12 inches.

For additional assistance, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518 or email us.

LVVWD does not flow fire hydrants for the purpose of determining fire flow availability. LVVWD determines available fire flow based on specific demand and operating conditions, utilizing hydraulic modeling. If you need a fire flow review, fill out this fire flow availability request form.

Note: The municipal fire departments provide this service, but LVVWD does not acknowledge these tests.

For more information about available fire flow, contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

If you need a fire flow review, fill out this fire flow availability request form.

For assistance, please contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

If developing a piece of land, refer to the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) Service Rules. See Chapter 6 of the Service Rules for service connection information.

For additional information regarding a specific location or if you are a local customer in need of a water meter, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets, address and type of proposed development (commercial, industrial or residential) for your project.

To determine the cost to install a water service at a property, see the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) Service Rules. In particular, read Chapter 7 of the Service Rules for charges, fees and deposits and Appendix I of the Service Rules for LVVWD water rates.

For information regarding a specific parcel or development, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) Service Rules outline the requirements for Service Connections and Water Commitments. You must obtain approval from our office if the domestic well is not required to be abandoned by the State Engineer.

Property owners who are required by the Nevada State Engineer to connect to a municipal water system may be eligible for financial assistance through the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Well Conversion Grant Program. Visit LasVegasGMP.com for details about the financial assistance application process.

For a specific project, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

All plan submittals must follow the requirements outlined in the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS) Section 2.27.

You may use our online Digital Plans and Inspections system to electronically submit your plans.

For additional information regarding plan requirements or use of the online Digital Plans and Inspections system, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518.

Meters in place, which are of a size less than the diameter of the lateral pipe, may be replaced with a larger size not to exceed the size of the lateral pipe. To upgrade the meter, you pay the full application fee for the new service, the meter charge and other charges as established by the rate schedule. Facilities connection charges, regional connection charges and oversizing charges shall apply to increases in meter sizes.

For more details, read the Services Rules - Chapter 7. For a specific parcel, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

For pre-construction approval, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.
For post-construction approval, contact Development Inspection by calling 702-258-7171, faxing 702-822-8398, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, permit application number (City or County) and LVVWD project number.

To determine the pressure zone of a parcel of land, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets and address of your project.

The requirements in the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS) Section 2.27 must be met in addition to providing the revision sheet and two bond copies of the red-line plans. Revision submittals can be submitted online using the Digital Plans and Inspections system.

For more information, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

The plan review timeframe varies from project to project. To get an estimate for your project, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

If you're inquiring about a specific project already submitted for review, please be prepared to provide us with the project number and project name when you contact us.

Inspections can be scheduled online using our Digital Plans and Inspections system or by contacting Development Inspection at 702-258-7171, or by fax at 702-822-8398. You also may email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the LVVWD project number or project name.

For information about a Certificate of Occupancy, visit the City of Las Vegas Building Permits Web page and/or the Clark County Development Services/Building Inspections Web page.

Inspection results are available online through our Digital Plans and Inspections system or by calling the Development Inspection office. If you cannot find the information you need, call LVVWD Development Inspection at 702-258-7171, fax 702-822-8398, or email us.

Inspection reports are available online through our Digital Plans and Inspections system. You also may call Development Inspection at 702-258-7171, fax 702-822-8398, or email us.

Hydraulic grade line requests may be submitted online by logging into the Digital Plans and Inspections system. Alternatively, a Hydraulic Grade Line Request Form may be completed and faxed to the LVVWD Planning Division.

If you need more information, read our Guidelines for the Preparation of Hydraulic Analysis Reports.

For details about requirements for a hydraulic network analysis, please see Section 2.03 of the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS). 

Basically, you must submit two copies of the hydraulic analysis report to the Las Vegas Valley Water District that include:
-A written description of the type of project, location and existing facilities
-A site map showing the project boundaries
-Development information, including land use, number of units, fire flow, etc.
-A node map clearly delineating the pipeline alignments and diameters, layout and names of streets in which pipelines will be installed, pipe and node numbers used in the analyses and all fire hydrant locations

For additional assistance, please call Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

This depends on the type of water right associated with the well.

Property owners who are required by the Nevada State Engineer to connect to a municipal water system may be eligible for financial assistance through the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Well Conversion Grant Program. Visit LasVegasGMP.com for details about the financial assistance application process.

All applicants for financial assistance through the program must agree to the abandonment and plugging of the well and connection to a municipal water supply.

For information about a specific project, please contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

To determine when a water main and meter will be installed after signing up for the well conversion program, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, address, the date on which you paid and information on whether there was a single residence or multiple parcel on the well. The conversion process doesn't begin for quasi-municipal wells until all applicants have paid.

Property owners who are required by the Nevada State Engineer to connect to a municipal water system may be eligible for financial assistance through the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Well Conversion Grant Program. Visit LasVegasGMP.com for details about the financial assistance application process.

All applicants for financial assistance through the program must agree to the abandonment and plugging of the well and connection to a municipal water supply. Prior to approval, the property owner must sign the appropriate easement, application for financial assistance, and other agreements required by SNWA and the water provider.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) Service Rules outline the requirements for Service Connections and Water Commitments. You must obtain approval from our office if the domestic well is not required to be abandoned by the State Engineer.

For more information, call LVVWD Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

If there is a water leak in your home or yard, you are responsible for repairing the leak. The Water District does not make repairs to your home property--the water pipes from the meter to your property are your responsibility. You may want to contact a licensed plumber if you cannot repair the leak yourself.

The Water District is responsible for the water meter and water mains. If there is a water leak located outside of your property (for example, in the street), please contact Customer Service during regular business hours at 702-870-4194 or after hours (after 6 p.m. and Fridays - Sundays) at 702-258-3150.

Please call Development Services at 702-258-3291 or 702-258-3297, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets, project number, agreement number, record drawing number and the developer name on the agreement.

To find out if you need to submit a water network analysis, contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, address, cross streets, fire flow requirement and type of development (commercial, industrial or residential).

HGL review times vary based on complexity of the projects and other factors. Please contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets, type of development (residential, industrial or commercial) and project name.

For services within the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) system, backflow assemblies at the meter are tested and maintained by LVVWD.

For privately owned backflow assemblies, NAC 445A.6569 identifies the requirements for backflow tester qualifications.

If you need a fire flow review, fill out this fire flow availability request form.

For assistance, please contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

If developing a piece of land, refer to the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) Service Rules. See Chapter 6 for service connection information.

For additional information regarding a specific location or if you are a local customer in need of a water meter, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets, address and type of proposed development (commercial, industrial or residential) for your project.

All plan submittals must follow the requirements outlined in the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS) Section 2.27.

You may use our online Digital Plans and Inspections system to electronically submit your plans.

For additional information regarding plan requirements or use of the online Digital Plans and Inspections system, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518.

Meters in place, which are of a size less than the diameter of the lateral pipe, may be replaced with a larger size not to exceed the size of the lateral pipe. To upgrade the meter, you pay the full application fee for the new service, the meter charge and other charges as established by the rate schedule. Facilities connection charges, regional connection charges and oversizing charges shall apply to increases in meter sizes.

For more details, read the Services Rules - Chapter 7. For a specific parcel, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

The requirements in the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS) Section 2.27 must be met in addition to providing the revision sheet and two bond copies of the red-line plans. Revision submittals can be submitted online using the Digital Plans and Inspections system.

For more information, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

To find out when a signer will be available to approve your plans, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the project number and project name.

The plan review timeframe varies from project to project. To get an estimate for your project, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

If you're inquiring about a specific project already submitted for review, please be prepared to provide us with the project number and project name when you contact us.

Inspections can be scheduled online using our Digital Plans and Inspections system or by contacting Development Inspection at 702-258-7171, or by fax at 702-822-8398. You also may email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the LVVWD project number or project name.

For information about a Certificate of Occupancy, visit the City of Las Vegas Building Permits Web page and/or the Clark County Development Services/Building Inspections Web page.

Inspection results are available online through our Digital Plans and Inspections system or by calling the Development Inspection office. If you cannot find the information you need, call LVVWD Development Inspection at 702-258-7171, fax 702-822-8398, or email us.

Inspection reports are available online through our Digital Plans and Inspections system. You also may call Development Inspection at 702-258-7171, fax 702-822-8398, or email us.

Hydraulic grade line requests may be submitted online by logging into the Digital Plans and Inspections system. Alternatively, a Hydraulic Grade Line Request Form may be completed and faxed to the LVVWD Planning Division.

If you need more information, read our Guidelines for the Preparation of Hydraulic Analysis Reports.

For details about requirements for a hydraulic network analysis, please see Section 2.03 of the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS). 

Basically, you must submit two copies of the hydraulic analysis report to the Las Vegas Valley Water District that include:
-A written description of the type of project, location and existing facilities
-A site map showing the project boundaries
-Development information, including land use, number of units, fire flow, etc.
-A node map clearly delineating the pipeline alignments and diameters, layout and names of streets in which pipelines will be installed, pipe and node numbers used in the analyses and all fire hydrant locations

For additional assistance, please call Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

If there is a water leak in your home or yard, you are responsible for repairing the leak. The Water District does not make repairs to your home property—the water pipes from the meter to your property are your responsibility. You may want to contact a licensed plumber if you cannot repair the leak yourself.

The Water District is responsible for the water meter and water mains. If there is a water leak located outside of your property (for example, in the street), please contact Customer Service during regular business hours at 702-870-4194 or after hours (after 6 p.m. and Fridays - Sundays) at 702-258-3150.

Please call Development Services at 702-258-3291 or 702-258-3297, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets, project number, agreement number, record drawing number and the developer name on the agreement.

To find out if you need to submit a water network analysis, contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, address, cross streets, fire flow requirement and type of development (commercial, industrial or residential).

HGL review times vary based on complexity of the projects and other factors. Please contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets, type of development (residential, industrial or commercial) and project name.

Per Section 2.04 of the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS), the minimum horizontal separation is 3 feet, and the minimum vertical separation is 12 inches.

For additional assistance, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518 or email us.

LVVWD does not flow fire hydrants for the purpose of determining fire flow availability. LVVWD determines available fire flow based on specific demand and operating conditions, utilizing hydraulic modeling. If you need a fire flow review, fill out this fire flow availability request form.

Note: The municipal fire departments provide this service, but LVVWD does not acknowledge these tests.

For more information about available fire flow, contact Planning at 702-258-3980, or email us.

To find the closest water line, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets and address for your project.

To get information about a specific property, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets and address for your project.

To determine the static pressure of a particular parcel, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets and address of your project.

To find the approved fire flow for a parcel or project, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, project number, project name, LVVWD drawing number and address for your project. We'll also need to know if this inquiry is related to a specific parcel (custom home) or a previously approved project.

To obtain as-built drawings for a parcel, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets and address of your project.

Note: As-built drawings can only be supplied to a licensed civil engineer or engineering firm.

Information for a specific development or engineering project is available via our online Digital Plans and Inspections system.

For additional assistance, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the project number and project name.

To find the cost to relocate an existing water meter, call Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, address and type of development (commercial or residential) for your project.

To get construction water or a fire hydrant meter and to find out how much it will cost, call Development Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, address, cross streets, project number and project name.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) provides water for most residents and businesses located in the City of Las Vegas, as well as many areas of unincorporated Clark County.

LVVWD does not provide water to the cities of Boulder City, Henderson or North Las Vegas.

To find information about which agency services your property and to get contact information, use our Find Your Water Provider online tool.

To find the fire flow requirements, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518, or email us.

When you contact us, please be prepared to provide us with the Assessor's Parcel Number, cross streets, square footage, type of development (commercial, industrial or residential), construction type (per the building code) and high pile storage (if commercial or industrial). We will also need to know if the project is sprinklered, and if so, whether or not the system will be Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR).

To determine if your meter size is adequate, view Section 2.18 of the Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS). 

For additional assistance, contact Engineering Services at 702-822-8518 or email us.

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Contact us with questions about development, engineering projects, construction and inspections.

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Topic Phone Number
CAD standards 702-875-7041
Construction water (fire hydrant meter permits, Jones valve) 702-822-8518
Engineering Services Division 702-822-8518
GPS correction data 702-258-7163
HGL requests and hydraulic analysis 702-258-3980
Inspection scheduling and results 702-258-7171
Plan submittal 702-822-8518
Planning Division 702-258-3980
Water service availability (specific parcels) 702-822-8518
Uniform Design and Construction Standards (UDACS) 702-258-3178