WATERING RESTRICTIONS

Utah is the 2nd driest state in the nation, and this year it is more critical than ever to conserve water.  Our Board of Trustees passed Resolution 2013-08 in June 2013 in order to solidify the District's commitment to making water conservation a priority.  The intent of the Board is not to penalize water users who have been found in violation of the regulations; rather, we hope to work with and educate our customers on the rules of the District in order to spread awareness of the best practices for our desert environment.  There are still some people new to our community who do not understand or realize the restrictions in place, so we can all help by spreading the word!



THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WATERING BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 6 P.M. ALLOWED!!!!!

This practice minimizes evaporation and allows your landscape to receive the full benefit of the water you put down.

WATERING ON CONSECUTIVE DAYS IS NOT ALLOWED.

Aside from the fact that it is unnecessary to water your lawn every day, allowing your lawn to dry out between watering creates deeper roots, a drought-tolerant lawn, and allows you to water deeper and less often.

WATERING MULTIPLE TIMES IN A GIVEN DAY IS NOT ALLOWED.

Watering full cycles multiple times in a given day encourages a shallow root system, which makes your lawn much less drought-tolerant, and is unnecessary.  If you leave footprints on the grass, it is usually time to water; however, it is very easy to test your soil moisture with a soil probe or screwdriver before you water.  If the soil is moist, DON'T WATER!

WATERING FOR EXCESSIVE LENGTHS OF TIME IS NOT ALLOWED.

We recommend running pop-up or fixed sprinklers for 15-25 minutes per station and rotating or Rain Bird sprinklers for 25-45 minutes per station (depending on soil type; see guide above).  Set a timer when you water with a hose to avoid letting the water run excessively.

FAILING TO REPAIR LEAKING WATER LINES AND SPRINKLER HEADS IS A VIOLATION.

Visually inspect your sprinkler system once a month during daylight hours.  Check and fix any tilted, clogged, or broken heads.  Also check your sprinkler valves.  Although watering during the day is not allowed, we understand that you won't notice problems with your system unless you see it in operation.

ALLOWING SECONDARY WATER TO RUN WASTE DOWN THE GUTTER IS NOT ALLOWED.

Be aware of what is happening in your system.  Notify your neighbors if you see they have broken sprinkler heads or lines that are sending large amounts of water down the gutter.

ALLOWING SPRINKLER HEADS TO SPRAY STREETS, SIDEWALKS, OR OTHER HARD-SURFACE AREAS INSTEAD OF LANDSCAPE IS NOT ALLOWED.

Using secondary water to rinse down driveways and sidewalks is NOT ALLOWED - use a broom instead.  Please adjust sprinkler heads to minimize the amount of water hitting hard-surface areas as much as possible.

THERE ARE SOME EXCEPTIONS!

If you are planting new sod, putting down new seed, or managing an agricultural area (e.g., a fruit orchard, a hay field, etc.), the District will consider an exception on a case-by-case basis.  All you need to do is fill out a Watering Permit Application, submit it, and we will let you know when it has been reviewed!