Assigned-Day Watering

Why does our community have an assigned-day watering plan?

In short, it’s because we all value smart water use. Water in the Truckee Meadows is a limited and valuable resource. So, whether it’s raining in June or dry in December, TMWA always encourages smart water use.

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Assigned-Day Watering Magnet. Odd addresses: Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays. Even addresses: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Do-It-Yourself Ways to Be Smart About Water

While professional help is unavoidable sometimes, there are many things you can do around your home to detect leaks, start-up sprinkler systems and set irrigation timers to ensure your landscape gets the water it needs. Instead of searching the internet for these tips, Truckee Meadows Water Authority has many self-help videos posted on their YouTube channel, most under just four minutes, that will help anyone get the information they need to use water wisely throughout the year.

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Safe Water Standards Protect the Public

Meeting safe drinking water standards is a mandatory requirement of all municipal water providers across the United States. Here in the Truckee Meadows, a conventional treatment process removes any harmful bacteria and viruses from the drinking water that is delivered to homes and businesses. This includes effective removal of SARS-2 (novel coronavirus, responsible for COVID-19 infections). Your water is safe to drink and nothing is expected to change as the community navigates the pandemic.

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Smart Planning: A Complete Landscaping Guide

Plan your landscaping and select the best trees and plants for our region. If you are simply replacing plants, the guide offers options such as color, bloom times, water needs, and sunshine requirements. If you are starting from scratch, the guide presents the seven basic horticultural principles that are used by professional landscapers to get it right from the start. With an annual rainfall of seven inches, smart water use inside and outside the home makes good sense. Get planning and planting here.

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Water Efficient Landscape Guide
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Water Quality Lookup Map

Water treated by TMWA meets all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, and Washoe County Health District water quality standards. More than 1,000 laboratory tests are performed each month on over 180 samples taken from various locations within the TMWA distribution system. See test results for your area with this water quality lookup map.

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