In 2013 the culinary water line between 2900 North and Oak Lane in Layton was leaking and was temporarily put out of service. This pipeline is concrete pipe and was installed in the late 1950's. After some evaluation, it was determined that the pipe barrels were in good condition and that the leaks were coming from the old gaskets between pipe joints. The District has decided to slipline the old pipeline with a High Density Polyethylene Pipe (HDPE pipe) in order to rehabilitate the old pipe. This work will begin in March 2019 and will continue throughout the fall of 2019. The sliplining process will disturb less residents than the traditional open-cut trenching method, however, some disturbances will occur to residents in the vicinity of the project. Below is a map of the project. Thank you for your patience as we upgrade this important culinary water line. If you have questions or concerns, please call Paige with the Langdon Group at 385-515-0441.
Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is committed to the conservation of water and will be installing secondary water meters within its service area to promote the efficient and responsible use of this resource. Governor Herbert has established a goal to reduce per capita water usage 25 percent by 2025. As part of the Governor’s Water Conservation Team, the District supports this goal and has committed to do its part to help stretch our water supply for years to come. By installing a meter on secondary connections, homeowners are able to see their water use and make better informed decisions.
Secondary users having a meter installed will receive written notice prior to the commencement of work taking place. The District has worked hard to ensure minimal impacts to residents during installation. The following impacts may occur during meter installation:
No. Weber Basin intends to install a secondary water meter on every connection.
Not at this time. Weber Basin will use the data gathered to measure the effectiveness of conservation efforts and to inform residents of their outdoor water usage. Weber Basin will provide each residence with a monthly usage statement that will show their usage compared to the amount required by their landscape. This statement is for informational purposes and is not a bill. If you are using an excessive amount or a leak is detected, you may receive information to help you lower usage.
Yes. A separate, personal shut off valve is an important part of your irrigation system. It is important for you to have the means to shut off water to your sprinkler system in case you have a break. It is also recommended that you have a filter on your system. Secondary water is not treated or filtered and can plug sprinkler heads with debris.
No. Culinary (indoor) water is a separate system delivered by a different entity. The installation of a meter on your secondary system will not affect the water in your home.
While unlikely, there is a potential to have pressure changes. Most often, lower pressure is a result of the time of day you irrigate, and those pressure issues can be resolved by adjusting your watering to a time when there is less demand on the system. Please remember that watering is prohibited between 10 am and 6 pm due to the high loss of water through evaporation.
Yes. The contractor will restore landscaping in the area affected by the installation. The contractor will likely restore the landscaping on a different day than the meter is installed. Depending on the time of year, sod may be replaced later than other landscaping in the area.
Below is an example of the monthly statement that will be sent to resident's homes. Note how the past month's consumption is shown in relation to the calculated need of water. The calculated need of water is found by digitizing the irrigable area and applying the historical weather trend through an evapotranspiration model.
The District offers many conservation programs and educational information to help each water user be more efficient and effective. To see what we have to offer checkout our Conservation site or call us at 801-771-1677.