The 2014 irrigation season is right around the corner. The recent weather pattern has changed in our favor with increasing mountain precipitation to near normal levels. Due to the low levels of reservoir storage from last year, we are not completely there yet on precipitation to fill the reservoirs going into this summer. There is still a small chance,but it is more likely that we will not fill the reservoirs this spring from runoff.
We would like to encourage all water users to continue to be efficient. We ask that you reduce your irrigation by 20% this year to ensure that we maintain adequate reservoir storage to meet the needs all season. We would ask that you follow the same restrictions as last year and only water when needed and not water between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.
There are many resources available to help you know how to properly irrigate your landscape. Proper irrigation will result in green, healthy landscapes and will reduce our outdoor demand. There are free classes available, free water checks for those that need help scheduling and Weber Basin Water has a Garden that is free to show you many plant options that are colorful and suitable for our climate and lower water conditions. Visit www.weberbasin.com/conservation for information and help with outdoor water concerns.
Reprinted from Weber Basin Water Conservation Tips - March 2014