The Southern Nevada Water Authority wants you to fall back now before you fall back this weekend.
Tuesday marked the start of winter watering restrictions throughout the valley. From Nov. 1 through Feb. 29 (2012 is a leap year), landscape irrigation is limited to one assigned day a week.
The water authority is running ads reminding residents to adjust their watering clocks before they adjust their other clocks to mark the end of daylight saving time early Sunday.
Homes account for most of the valley’s water consumption, and landscaping accounts for most of the water used at homes.
Seasonal watering restrictions were adopted in 2003 as a temporary response to drought on the Colorado River, which supplies 90 percent of the valley’s drinking water. Many of those rules have since been made permanent.
Sprinkler use is limited to three assigned days a week from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31 and from March 1 through April 30.
Most valley residents can find out their assigned days and get more details from the authority’s website, www.snwa.com. If you live in Henderson, visit the city’s website, www.cityofhenderson.com/utility_services/restrictions.php.
Contact reporter Henry Brean at hbrean@
reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0350.