30 August 2018
Weber Basin Water Conservancy District will discontinue deliveries of all irrigation water on October 1, 2018. The District, in consultation with other irrigation water providers, has determined the water savings from this shut off date will be very beneficial to next year's water supply.
With last winter's snowpack and subsequent runoff being significantly below normal, this shut off date is considered necessary and in the public's best interest to ensure sufficient water supply for future needs. The hot and dry summer has led to increased water usage and is another contributing factor that has put strain on existing water supplies. This notice addresses irrigation water only, as there are no anticipated shortages for culinary water deliveries.
The District encourages water conservation efforts regardless of precipitation to ensure future water supplies. Currently an estimated 65% of urban water is applied to outdoor lawns and gardens, and most landscapes are considerably over watered. With the cooler temperatures, plants and vegetation typically do not have a high-water demand in October and will go dormant until next spring.
The District appreciates the community's continual efforts in water conservation. If you have questions, please contact the District.
Between September 1st, 2018 and November 1st, 2018, South Weber Drive will have a new 24” Waterline installed on the shoulder of the road. South Weber Drive will be down to one lane during construction duration. At times, driveways may be closed during pipe construction through driveways. If you have any questions, please contact Andy Weber, his information is below:
Phone number: 801‐683‐5310
Meet the Contractor Night: September 4, 2018 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Riverdale Community Center.
July 11, 2018
PLEASE CLEAN YOUR FILTERS REGULARLY. Every summer we see an increase in plant life in the rivers. This year, due to the above average temperatures this past winter, having very little runoff to scour the river, and hot temperatures this summer, we are seeing a high level of plant life in the river. This plant life is breaking loose and making its way into our secondary systems. Due to the plant life and other debris in the untreated water, you may notice a need to clean your filters more often. We recommend removing your filter and cleaning it with a wire brush, as backwashing your filter may not remove the plant life and debris. We expect this to continue for the next several weeks. Also, during these hot months, water use is very high and doesn’t allow debris to settle, so cleaning your filter frequently will be very important during this high use time.
Please remember, secondary water is an untreated water supply for use on landscapes only. Be advised that this water source should not be used for outdoor recreation such as pools or playing in sprinklers, and water from this source should never be consumed.