Pool Draining Guide for Properties with Septic Systems
The disposal of water from a swimming pool and/or spa for properties serviced by a septic system always poses a unique challenge.
Section 11.4 of the SNHD Regulations Governing Individual Sewage Disposal Systems and Liquid Waste Management PDF 1MB pursuant to Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 444.650 has the following restriction:
“The disposal of water from swimming pool or spa into or over the septic system is prohibited. The disposal of backwash waste from pool or spa filters into the septic system is prohibited.”
Essentially, the septic system would be overloaded and fail if water from a swimming pool or spa is drained into or over it.
Contact the appropriate sewer agency for instructions on how to properly drain a swimming pool or spa.
|Property Location||Sewer Agency||Phone Number|
|Boulder City||Boulder City Public Works Agency||(702) 293-9200|
|Henderson||City of Henderson Utility Services Department||(702) 267-3670|
|Moapa Valley||Clark County Water Reclamation District Engineering Planning Services Department||(702) 668-8160|
|North Las Vegas||North Las Vegas Sewer Agency||(702) 633-1275|
|Property North of Sahara||City of Las Vegas Engineering Planning Department||(702) 229-2179|
|Property South of Sahara||Clark County Water Reclamation District Engineering Planning Services Department||(702) 668-8160|
Note: If you get permission from a sewer agency to drain swimming pool water into a sewer manhole, the pool water must be dechlorinated (with sodium thiosulfate or similar chemical).
Visit the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s How to Drain a Pool or Spa webpage for information on how to drain your swimming pool into the municipal sewer line.
Updated on: October 20, 2021