The SNWA requires an inspection and some paperwork to be done before work begins and after it is completed. On Time Landscaping is one of a few companies who may be able to do the pre work inspection on behalf of the SNWA.
SNWA staff will make a determination if a property qualifies for the program or not before work begins.
The SNWA requires plants. Each plant has a different “value” with the SNWA and will affect how many plants will need to be installed. The value is based on the anticipated mature size of the plant. Click here if you need help with plant selection.
Decorative rock and wood mulch may be used. Generally, the smaller the rock the more square feet each ton covers. Landscapers can only carry some samples with them. Visiting a rock yard and asking if you can take some samples home may help you figure out what color and sized rock you want. Doing this may make the process easier than if you listen to someone else about rock.
The SNWA requires that one of their staff members visits the property once the work is completed. If the property complies with the programs conditions/requirements they will send the property owner paperwork to complete and sign. Once the SNWA receives it back and processes it they should issue the property owner a check within 30 days of recording the easement per their website.
2005 SNWA study says "... average savings of 30% ... in ... (water) consumption for those who converted from turf to xeriscape. " Source
"The average difference is 2.2 hours/month in labor and $206per annum in direct expenditures. Landscape maintenance savings are value added ontop of water bill savings." 2005 SNWA study. Source
Strategically placed trees save up to 56 % on annual air-conditioning costs. U.S. Forest Service
Do you need help visualizing your new landscaping? Some HOAs require a drawing.
We may be able to help.
Giving us an idea of what plants or what your goals are will help us put together a custom proposal for you.
There are many similarities between new installations and conversions so you will see some photos of both.
has a rebate program that may pay property owners $3.00 per square feet to remove their grass and have it replaced with more water-friendly landscaping. Beyond the first 10,000 feet, SNWA will provide a rebate of $1.50 per square foot. The maximum award for any property in a fiscal year is $500,000. Property owners served by wells may be eligible for the $3 rebate up to 2,500 square feet of converted grass via the SNWA’s Groundwater Management Program. Water friendly landscaping does not mean boring landscaping. Choosing certain plants can create a landscape that can accommodate many different desired results.
The Water Smart Landscapes Rebate program (WSL) started in 1999. According to the SNWAs website property owners have converted more than 185 million square feet of turf to water-smart landscaping, saving more than 12 billion gallons of water per year. Conservation efforts in the Las Vegas Valley have helped the community reduce its per capita water use by 52% between 2002 and 2019, even as the population increased by more than 730,000 residents during that time.
On Time Landscaping is a Water Smart Contractor as well as a Smart Start Contractor. This means that we have taken classes taught by SNWA staff about water conservation and taken continuing education classes. Being a Smart Start Contractor may allow On Time Landscaping staff to do the pre work inspection on behalf of the SNWA.
There is a process involved to be involved with the program which includes the grass being inspected before any work can start. If your property is accepted into the program then we can start working. Once the project is completed, you need to contact the SNWA again so they can measure the actual grass area removed, do some more paperwork and then the SNWA should send you a check within a few weeks.
The SNWA also has a rebate program for property owners to install a smart irrigation controller / clock. Smart irrigation clocks can automatically adjust watering schedules according to the weather and many provide access via smart phone apps.
Property owners can print out the coupon from the SNWAs website, take it to one of their participating retailers for an instant rebate, or purchase it from the retailer of your choice and receive the rebate by mail. The SNWA “recommends you work with a licensed landscape professional to install a smart irrigation device.” Source