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Water Regulators Look To Ban Sprinklers On Sundays

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Southern Nevada Water Authority wants to keep sprinklers turned off on Sundays.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the authority is recommending a change in the landscape water schedule that would ban irrigation on Sundays during the summer.

Landscape watering on Sundays is already prohibited in spring and fall, when irrigation is limited to three assigned days per week, and in winter, when it is restricted to one day per week.

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Officials say limiting the landscape water schedule to six days a week would save as much as 900 million gallons of water. The change would also cost local water agencies about $1.3 million a year in lost revenue.