Various configurations of service connections have been constructed throughout the history of the District. All new connections are required to be constructed with a District approved meter. Older connections are being retrofitted to include a meter in phases. If your connection does not include a meter (housed under a purple lid) your responsibility for repairs and maintains begins after the District ’s valve (typically located in the park strip). If you have a meter installed your responsibility for maintenance and repairs begins immediately downstream of the meter. Please do not open the meter enclosure. Do not touch the District-owned valve. Homeowners are strongly encouraged to install their own valve shut off on their side of the connection.
The District strongly encourages residents being served secondary water to install a filter to remove debris. This filter will need to be cleaned periodically in order effectively allow the flow of water through the filter. Installation and cleaning of filters is the responsibility of the resident.
Q. When will secondary water be turned on and off for the season?
A. Typically the District or its’ partnering agencies begin charging the secondary system (allowing water into the pipelines) the week of April 15th. This process typically takes approximately 3-4 days to fully pressurize the system. Water is no longer delivered to the system starting around October 15th. These dates are all subject to available water supplies.
Q. Why does my secondary water seem to have lower pressure than normal
A. Most secondary systems have had filters installed to limit the amount of debris that may plug valves and sprinkler heads on the system. These valves require periodic cleaning. Please check your filter to ensure it is clean on a regular basis. The required frequency of these cleanings will depend on water use and the location of your connection within the secondary system.
Q. What if I find a leak on the secondary system?
A. If a leak is located downstream of the District’s valve or meter, where applicable, the homeowner will be responsible for the repairs. If the system needs to be shut off to facilitate the repair and no homeowner valve can be located please contact the District or the appropriate operating agency for assistance. If the leak is prior the District valve please contact the District or appropriate operating agency immediately.
Q. How am I billed for secondary water?
A. Most connections are billed as a direct charge on your property taxes.
Q. What is the size of my service connection?
A. The District determines service connections on a case-by-case basis taking into account things such as lot size and system pressure. Typically lots measuring less than an acre will have a 1-inch service connection, lots measuring larger than 1 acre up to 1-1/2 acres will have a 1.5” service connection, and lots larger than 1-1/2 acre will typically have a 2-inch service connection.
Contractors and Developers can view the documents below or contact Weber Basin Water's offices at 801-771-1677 for other typical construction drawings.