A 5-month, summertime watering restriction went into effect beginning on Thursday in Southern Nevada.
To cut down on water waste and to observe conservation, the Southern Nevada Water Authority said daytime watering restrictions are in place.
Sprinkler irrigation is prohibited between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. through Oct. 1.
In addition, hand hose watering is allowed anytime of day, SNWA said. The agency, though, requires using a hose with a positive shut-off nozzle.
Officials said the restrictions are in place because water is often lost to evaporation from heat and high winds. A violation of the restrictions may result in a water waste citation, the SNWA said.
The water authority also recommended using a day out of the week to not water, as well as using the cycle and soak sprinkler irrigation method. This allows the soil to absorb water slowly and reduces the risk of runoff.
The SNWA also said not to water on rainy or windy days.
Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:28 GMT
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