We live in a high-desert climate with an average annual rainfall of seven inches per year and Lake Tahoe serving as our primary water source. Since water in our region is a precious and limited resource, we encourage responsible water use at all times.
There are lots of easy things you can do to do your part at home and work. The conservation section of our website provides information on the most efficient ways to use water both inside and out, as well as provides information on leak detection and repairs. There are lots of tips, links to plans and publications, and fun stuff for kids, too.
We take our role as steward of the region's water resources seriously. Whether through our commitment to sustainability of ground and surface water, or as a result of regulation, TMWA's focus is to promote the wise and efficient use of water.
Assigned Watering Days
Whether it’s raining in June or dry in December, Truckee Meadows Water Authority always values responsible water use. That’s why we encourage Weather-Wise Watering. We are the experts in Weather-Wise watering and we are here to help.Read about running your sprinklers Weather-Wisely
Seven Horticultural Principles of Xeriscape
Follow these steps from start to finish for a whole new landscape, or simply pick a step to implement into your existing landscape one at a time.Xeriscape Tips