Benchland Water District
Due to excessive snow accumulations this winter, our start-up date to charge the lines will be delayed to April 24th. Residents should make sure their valves are closed before this date to prevent flooding. We encourage our water users to delay using the water until landscapes need it.
During recent seasons our water district users have cooperated in conserving our drought stricken reduced water supply. Our objective this season is to provide a full season of service. If we are unable to go to the end of the irrigation season, the irrigation season will be shortened by draining the system when we no longer have the water resource to maintain pressure. We enlist your cooperation to help us provide a full season of service.
DO NOT - Water between 10 am and 6 pm. This time of day is the hottest time of day and water tends to evaporate quickly.
DO NOT - Water your sidewalks, driveways, or roadways.
DO NOT - Water your landscape for more than the recommended length of time or time frequencies. When watering sloped areas where water runs off easily, water slow and in short five minute increments to ensure effective absorption and less run off.
Turf studies have shown that most lawns need to be watered only once every 3 or 4 days to stay healthy and green. Watering everyday creates shallow roots. Watering infrequently develops deep roots and healthier turf. Grass roots grow deeper into the soil and become stronger with less watering. If grass does not spring back after being stepped on, it’s time to water. Adjusting the lawn mower to a higher setting will retain moisture by allowing taller grass to shade roots and hold moisture.
April - Once every 6 days
May - Once every 4 days
June - Once every 3 days
July - Once every 3 days
August - Once every 3 days
September - Once every 6 days
October until shut off - once every 10 days
Benchland Water District - (801) 451-2105