Secondary Water

**SECONDARY WATER WILL BE TURNED OFF AROUND OCTOBER 15TH**

Davis & Weber Counties Canal Company

The Davis and Weber Basin Canal is in charge of your secondary water.

If you have any issues concerning your secondary water, i.e. water pressure, broken valves, etc., please contact the Davis and Weber Counties Canal Company. They can be reached at 801-774-6373, or by visiting their website.

Fees

They charge a connection fee to the City, which is passed on to you as a prorated fee throughout the entire year. The monthly charge is determined by your lot size and can be found on our Fee Schedule.

The Secondary Water charge is assessed monthly to each residence, whether or not the home is vacant or secondary water is being used. This is to pay for the infrastructure of the secondary water system in place for the city, NOT for water usage.

Drought

The south-west is experiencing the driest period in more than 1,200 years and Utah is one of the driest states in the country. In fact, Utah's drought status keeps worsening, with 99 percent of the state considered to be in the second and third worst categories: "Severe" and "extreme drought," according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Find more drought information at: drought.utah.gov 

During drought, little changes make a big difference. Here are actions we can all take to do our part:

Action #1: Water Less

It takes approximately 3,000 gallons of water each time you water the average quarter-acre yard, so eliminating even one watering yields big savings. Follow the weekly watering guide at https://conservewater.utah.gov/weekly-lawn-watering-guide/ to find out how long you should water based on conditions in your county and the type of sprinklers you are using.

Action #2: Don't Water If It's Windy

Don't water if the wind speed is above 5 mph because much of the water will blow where it's not needed and evaporate.

Action #3: Water at the right time

Don't water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. If you are in Southern Utah, don't water between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. This reduces evaporation loss.

Action #4: Prioritize Your Watering

Water the most valuable plants in your landscape first: Trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals then grass. Grass is the toughest and will enter dormancy during times of drought and high temperatures and recover when conditions improve. Water your lawn only when it needs it. If you leave footprints in the grass, it is usually time to water.

Action #5: Raise Your Mower

Set blades to 3-4 inches. Taller grass means deeper roots that can access water that is deeper in the soil. Tall grass also shades roots and soil to reduce evaporation loss.

Action #6: Remove Grass

Remove grass from park strips and convert lawn that is rarely used to drought-tolerant and Utah native plants. Waterwise examples are found at www.localscapes.com.

Action #7: Fix Sprinkler Heads and Leaks

Fix broken sprinkler heads and adjust them to water plants not pavement. Also check outdoor faucets, pipes, hoses and pools for leaks.

Action #8: Maintain Wisely

Apply as little fertilizer to your lawn as possible. Applying excess fertilizer increases water consumption and actually creates more mowing for you! Use iron-based fertilizers to simply “green up” your lawn instead. Sweep driveways and sidewalks with a broom instead of spraying with a hose.