Latest Water Season Update
Davis & Weber Counties Canal Company
The past three water seasons have been challenging to say the least, with extreme/exceptional drought designations. The current water year is looking much better, but Winter is not over yet. We hope that the snow pack continues to amass, we’ll have a good runoff in the Spring to fill reservoirs, and have good river flows throughout the summer. We ask that you plan to continue to use the secondary water wisely so that more water can get to the Great Salt Lake and we can have sufficient water left in storage in the river system for next year.
We continue to encourage efficient use of the water and conserve where possible. Please adjust your watering based on the weather, referencing the State website (http://www.conservewater.utah.gov/). We ask that you water no more than two times a week between April-June and September-October, and no more than 3 times a week in July and August (hotter months). 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 are retrofitting 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 (email@example.com) and provide an email address so the report can be sent to you monthly.
We have recently completed a rate study and have raised the secondary water rates to meet the financial needs in order to operate and maintain the system and pay for secondary meters, capital projects, and make repairs when necessary. Thank you for your understanding. Check our website, www.davisweber.org, for further updates or restrictions. Remember to ensure your system is secure and ready for service by March 27th prior to us pressurizing the system. Often there is no need to water until May, especially in wet years.
Davis and Weber Counties Canal Company