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Winter watering restrictions now in effect in the Las Vegas Valley

Just as they warned us on “Game of Thrones,” winter has arrived for your lawn and other landscaping.

Tuesday marked the start of winter watering restrictions in the Las Vegas Valley. Landscape irrigation is now limited to one assigned day per week through Feb. 28.

Water customers can look up their assigned day online at changeyourclock.com or consult their water utility bill.

There are no time-of-day restrictions on watering in the winter, but the Southern Nevada Water Authority recommends brief watering at one-hour intervals, preferably during the midmorning when temperatures are above freezing to help the soil to absorb more water and avoid runoff.

Failure to follow the restrictions can result in a water waste fee.

The landscape watering rules were adopted by the authority in 2003 as a temporary response to ongoing drought on the Colorado River, which provides 90 percent of the valley’s water supply. They were later made permanent.

Contact Henry Brean at hbrean@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0350. Follow @RefriedBrean on Twitter.

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