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Managing and conserving water in Kyle Canyon

Reducing Kyle Canyon's vulnerability to service interruptions requires a sustained conservation effort by residents and visitors and is necessary to manage the demands on the water system and its wells.

Check your home

Kyle Canyon residents are eligible for Southern Nevada Water Authority Indoor Water Audit and Retrofit Kits, which includes a free low-flow showerhead, kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators and toilet flappers.

You also may want to check your home for leaks, which waste water.

Use water wisely outdoors

Make sure your irrigation system is in good condition and don't water your landscape if Kyle Canyon's water system condition reaches the Emergency Operating stage.

Visit the Southern Nevada Water Authority's website,, for conservation and landscape tips.

Don't waste water

If you waste water, you could be assessed a water waste fee on your bill. Water waste includes a variety of violations such as allowing water provided by the Kyle Canyon Water District to flow or spray off your property.

Water conservation plan

The Kyle Canyon Water Conservation Plan was developed to meet Nevada legal requirements and to promote more efficient water use by current and future residents.

Water management plan

The Kyle Canyon Water Management Plan was developed with public input to reduce water demands, promote conservation and prepare Kyle Canyon residents for potential water shortages and service interruptions.

The plan identifies several mitigation measures that will improve water use efficiency and promote conservation to extend the use of local groundwater supplies.

Conservation measures

Residents are required to follow a mandatory watering schedule and other measures outlined in the Water Management Plan.

Time-of-day restrictions

Spray irrigation is prohibited between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. in July and August.

Weekend and hand watering

Demands on the watering system are higher on weekends than during mid-week, which increases the potential for a well failure. To help ensure basic water needs are met, follow these hand-watering measures:

  • Use a positive shut-off spray nozzle that is manually controlled at all times. No unattended watering (i.e. running a hose or sprinkler attachment).
  • Hand watering is allowed during the week days at any time of the day.
  • Limit hand watering to one day on the weekends (either Saturday or Sunday).
  • Do not water (hand or irrigation) during emergency operating conditions.
Irrigation Timers

Irrigation clock timers help make your landscape watering more efficient. Customers are required to equip irrigation systems with an irrigation clock.

  • Set timers for a maximum watering time of 15 minutes per area.
  • Manually reset timers in 15-minute increments if additional water is necessary. Total water time may not exceed 30 minutes.
  • Watering duration may vary depending on the type of sprinkler used. Most subsurface and hose attachment sprinklers produce high water flows, which can significantly reduce the watering time needed. Oscillating or fan sprinklers are less efficient and may require the maximum watering duration.
  • Irrigation timers for both hose attachment sprinklers and underground irrigation systems are available at local nurseries and home improvement stores.
Vehicle, surface and equipment washing

Under Concerned Operating conditions, customers may wash personal vehicles once per week with a hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle.

Personal vehicle, surface, building and equipment washing is prohibited under Critical and Emergency conditions.

Water must not flow from the property for longer than five minutes.

Water waste

Kyle Canyon Water District customers must comply with all Clark County ordinances and rules governing the use of water.

Violations of these regulations will result in a water waste fee on your water bill. For a full list of Clark County ordinances, visit

The following list outlines what is considered water waste:

    • Allowing water to flow or spray off the property for which the water was provided.
    • Malfunctioning device or supply lines.
    • Washing vehicles, equipment or driveways where water is allowed to flow off the property for a continuous period of 5 minutes or longer.
    • Using spray irrigation between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. in July and August.
    • Failure to comply with landscape watering schedules and conservation measures.
Water Waste Fees

Water waste fees are assessed based on the system condition at the time the violation occurred and the customer's violation history for the previous 36 months.

Water Waste Fees: Sustainable, Concerned & Critical
Meter size (inches) 1st Violation 2nd Violation 3rd Violation 4th Violation 5th Violation
1 and less $100 $100 $100 $160 $320
Over 1 but less than 3 $120 $140 $160 $320 $640
3 and over $140 $160 $320 $640 $1280
Water Waste Fees: Emergency
Meter size (inches) 1st Violation 2nd Violation 3rd Violation 4th Violation 5th Violation
1 and less $120 $140 $160 $200 $400
Over 1 but less than 3 $140 $160 $180 $400 $800
3 and over $160 $200 $400 $800 $1600

During all conditions except Emergency, the District will notify customers upon the first observation of waste and give them reasonable time to correct the problem. If problems are not corrected, a violation will be issued and a fee will be assessed.

During Emergency conditions, the District may issue a violation and fee without prior notice. If the customer is unavailable or refuses to correct the problem, service may be terminated and a fee will be assessed.

Customers may be given additional time to pursue corrective action. Those who protest the findings of a water waste investigation may request an outside hearing.