Water Smarts Podcast

GET OFF YOUR GRASS! New law aims to replace decorative grass in Southern Nevada by 2026

July 22, 2021 Southern Nevada Water Authority Season 1 Episode 12
Water Smarts Podcast
GET OFF YOUR GRASS! New law aims to replace decorative grass in Southern Nevada by 2026
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Water Smarts Podcast
GET OFF YOUR GRASS! New law aims to replace decorative grass in Southern Nevada by 2026
Jul 22, 2021 Season 1 Episode 12
Southern Nevada Water Authority

The Nevada Governor recently signed into law Assembly Bill 356 (AB356), which prohibits the use of Colorado River water to irrigate decorative, useless grass in streetscapes, medians, parking lots and other areas where it is used for nonrecreational purposes by the end of 2026.

The law helps the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) advance its conservation goals by essentially requiring this grass to be replaced with water-smart landscapes. SNWA Deputy General Manager of Resources Colby Pellegrino joins the Water Smarts podcast to explain how the new law will help protect 10 percent of Southern Nevada’s Colorado River supply and what properties are targeted. Nevada State Assemblyman Howard Watts and Nevada State Senator Fabian Donate talk about why this new law had broad, bipartisan support and what it means for Nevada on this episode of the Water Smarts podcast. 

Show Notes

The Nevada Governor recently signed into law Assembly Bill 356 (AB356), which prohibits the use of Colorado River water to irrigate decorative, useless grass in streetscapes, medians, parking lots and other areas where it is used for nonrecreational purposes by the end of 2026.

The law helps the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) advance its conservation goals by essentially requiring this grass to be replaced with water-smart landscapes. SNWA Deputy General Manager of Resources Colby Pellegrino joins the Water Smarts podcast to explain how the new law will help protect 10 percent of Southern Nevada’s Colorado River supply and what properties are targeted. Nevada State Assemblyman Howard Watts and Nevada State Senator Fabian Donate talk about why this new law had broad, bipartisan support and what it means for Nevada on this episode of the Water Smarts podcast.