Water Smarts Podcast
Don't go with the flow - STOP water waste
March 01, 2021
Summer Ortiz and Perry Kaye
Protecting Southern Nevada’s water resources by preventing and stopping water waste is all in a day’s work for Summer Ortiz and Perry Kaye from the Las Vegas Valley Water District’s water waste team. Summer and Perry share tips on how to prevent water waste, and how to help stop it around your neighborhood on this episode of the Water Smarts podcast. You can help protect our limited water supply by keeping water on your property, letting your neighbors know if they have an irrigation problem, and reporting water waste when you see it.
According to Summer and Perry:
- Southern Nevada has a limited water supply AND is facing a severe drought. Stopping water waste is essential to protecting our water resources.
- Using the cycle-and-soak irrigation method to water grass helps reduce water waste by letting the hard ground soak up the water. Run sprinklers for three short cycles set one hour apart to help prevent water from flowing off your property into the street.
- Check your irrigation regularly to make sure you’re not letting water flow into the street. And, replace grass you don’t use with a water-efficient landscape. The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) offers a cash incentive for replacing water-thirsty grass through the Water Smart Landscapes rebate.