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Weber Basin Water urges 20 percent conservation

Article Published 06/05/2013

  Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is the latest secondary water supplier to request a reduction in usage by its customers.

   Due to an extremely low water supply this spring, Weber Basin’s Board of Trustees has approved an immediate reduction of 20 percent to all wholesale irrigation water customers -- including agricultural and secondary deliveries.

  The District is also asking all retail secondary water users (water for lawns and gardens) within its district -- including Layton City customers -- to voluntarily cut back on their watering by at least 20 percent.

  Weber Basin follows similar restrictions announced by the Davis and Weber Canal Company and the Kays Creek Irrigation Company, both which also serve customers in Layton.

  The District does not allow outside watering between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

   Given the extremity of this year’s conditions, excessive watering of any type will not be allowed. This includes daily watering and excessive watering durations. These watering policies will be strongly enforced.

  District personnel will be patrolling its service areas to ensure this policy is kept. Those who fail to comply with this policy will risk losing secondary water service for the remainder of the season.

   In an effort to help conserve this precious resource, the District will cease all irrigation water deliveries on October 1, 2013. This early shutoff will help conserve water for next year’s needs.

  Ways to maintain landscape with less water is available at: