Yes, removing grass is allowed as long as it is replaced with water wise landscaping.
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Weber Basin Water Conservancy District (WBWCD) has strict requirements in order for a municipality's residents to be eligible for their "Landscape Lawn Exchange" program (previously known as "Flip the Strip" program).
On May 4, 2023, the Kaysville City Council approved an ordinance which allows Kaysville residents to be able to participate in the "Landscape Lawn Exchange" program with Weber Basin Water Conservancy District (WBWCD). Under this lawn replacement program, lawn areas anywhere in your yard can be removed and replaced with low-water landscaping to qualify for an incentive. This is not a rebate program, but rather an incentive to assist you in the cost of re-landscaping to be more water efficient.
Program participants will apply for the program using the Utah Water Savers Website (www.utahsavers.com). The application must be completed in full. WBWCD staff will review applications as they come in to approve participation in the program. Application must be approved before removing the lawn and starting the program.
For more information about the program, and to review the process and requirements, visit: https://weberbasin.com/Conservation/Rebates.
Kaysville's secondary water is provided by 3 different water companies. Each are operated independently from the city and has their own rules, rates, schedules, and enforcement.
Use the map below to locate your service provider and then contact them for watering schedules.
View the Interactive Irrigation Boundaries Map
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Benchland Water District485 E Shepard LaneKaysville, Utah 84037Main Office: 801-451-2105
Benchland Water District's on-call: 801-726-3709
Davis and Weber Counties Canal Company138 W 1300 NorthClearfield, Utah 84015Main Office: 801-774-6373
Davis and Weber Canal Company on-call: 801-774-6373
Haights Creek Irrigation820 E 200 NorthKaysville, Utah 84037Main Office: 801-546-4242
Haights Creek Irrigation on-call: 801-888-4361
Also, consider checking the Utah Division of Water Resources Weekly Lawn Water Guide
2022 Kaysville Parks and Public Properties Water Conservation
Any type of landscaping is allowed in a park strip. We encourage the use of water wise plants, drought tolerant vegetation, xeriscaping, and removal of grass. We also encourage removal of grass in areas that are not highly utilized, such as a front yard or side yard.
Beginning May 5, 2022, an HOA “may not enact or enforce a governing document that prohibits, or has the effect of prohibiting, a lot owner of a detached dwelling from incorporating water wise landscaping on the property owner's property.”
Water wise landscaping is defined as:
No outside use of culinary or secondary water shall be allowed between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM unless otherwise directed in writing by the public works director or specific water provider. This restriction shall not include supervised hand watering. This shall not have any effect on any entity covered by agricultural zoning designations.
It shall be a Class C Misdemeanor for an owner or occupant to make an unauthorized connection by bypassing a meter box from which the water meter has been removed by the division, in addition to all other fees and charges shall be assessed, which charge shall be collected prior to reinstatement of water services.
a) In the event of water usage in violation of the time restrictions imposed under Subsection 9-4-17 or 9-4-18 of this chapter or administrative order adopted pursuant to Subsection 9-4-19 of this chapter:
i) For the first offense, a written warning will be issued to the customer either personally or by first class mail, postage prepaid, to the address listed on the application for service applicable to the location of the violation.
ii) For the second offense in the same year, a civil penalty in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be imposed, in addition to all other fees and charges assessed herein, which penalty shall be collected in the same manner as other fees and charges assessed under this chapter.
iii) For subsequent offenses, an additional civil penalty shall be imposed in the same manner, but each subsequent civil penalty shall be double the amount of the penalty previously imposed on the same customer; provided that no penalty shall exceed an amount of eight hundred dollars ($800.00).
b) No more than one civil penalty may be imposed on any one day.
c) If such penalties are not paid when due, water will be shut off and not reinstated again as provided herein, until all such penalties are paid in full.
The Public Works Superintendent shall be given authority to implement additional restrictions on water usage within the City during any local or statewide need for water conservation. All further restrictions will be well defined with a limited duration reflecting the purpose for the restriction.