The District has provided drinking water to municipalities, water companies, and individuals in Davis, Weber, Summit, and Morgan counties for over 50 years. Approximately one-half of the total drinking water demand in Davis and Weber counties comes from the District.
In addition to a distribution system with over 70 miles of large diameter pipelines and over 30 million gallons of storage, the District owns and operates 4 water treatment plants in Weber, Davis, and Summit counties with a combined capacity of 98 MGD (millions of gallons per day). The District also maintains 15 deep ground culinary water wells that have a capacity of up to 135 MGD.
The treatment plants have some of the most advanced methods for drinking water treatment in the world, including sodium hypochlorite generation, ozonation, and ultra-violet disinfection. District personnel are present 24 hours per day to continually check water quality and treatment processes. Water quality is a top priority of the District, and as such, the water quality goals of the District exceed all regulations established by the Federal government. Sophisticated water quality monitoring equipment, located throughout the system, continually monitors the water for any changes in quality. See our Water Quality Lab page for more information.
Water Source Protection
The District understands the importance and value in protecting our natural resources and therefore has developed numerous management strategies to improve water quality and lessen the severity and impact of potential contamination sources within our watershed. These efforts are made through watershed inspections, emergency action plans, public education, and working closely with watershed stakeholders to foster participation in water quality improvement measures.
Watersheds sustain life in many ways which is why proper watershed management and protection is vital for all communities that rely on this precious resource. Successful watershed management requires suitable land use practices and water quality preservation. By implementing best practices to monitor, protect, and improve the quality of water and natural resources within a watershed, we can sustain its future.