Water Season Update from Davis & Weber Counties Canal Company
The past two water seasons have been challenging to say the least, with extreme/exceptional drought designations. The current water year has been a mixed bag in the sense of some good storms one month, then very little the next. The current snowpack is ok (near average), but we need more due to the low reservoir storage. We hope Mother Nature will bring much more snow and precipitation to the mountains and the valley as we gear up for another water season. If not, we may have water restrictions and could end the water season early (often Oct. 1 in drought situations).
We continue to encourage efficient use of the water and conserve where possible. Please adjust your watering based on the weather. Please strive to only water your yard based on its ‘need’. The State website (http://www.conservewater.utah.gov/) states “the typical Utah household will use twice as much water outside as necessary.” We encourage all users to reference the State website for their weekly watering guide. The State has also updated their regional conservation goals (https://water.utah.gov/regional-conservation-goals/). If you’re interested in getting a rebate for smart controllers and other water efficient fixtures, see https://utahwatersavers.com/.
The State requires meters on all new secondary water services and we have begun to retrofit existing services with meters. We are sending water use reports to those with meters in an effort to better educate the end user and better manage our limited water resources. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and provide an email address so the report can be sent to you monthly.
Thank you in advance for your wise water use efforts this upcoming water season, we want to continue the state ethic of efficiently using water in a wise manner. Check our website, www.davisweber.org, for further updates or restrictions. Remember to ensure your system is secure and ready for service by March 28th prior to us pressurizing the system (we may delay pressurizing depending on water supply). Often there is no need to water until May.
Davis and Weber Counties Canal Company