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Article Published 04/13/2022

Caring for Layton City's Most Important Infrastructure - Our Water System

Water Measures

What're we doing about water? Once again, it is a "good news - bad news" story. The good news? We've had a cooler than normal spring, delaying the need for outside watering, and we demonstrated last year what we can do as a community to conserve water! The bad news? It was a dry winter and our reservoir storage for our region is at 48%. (Last year at this time we were at 54%) Our current drought condition is considered "severe."" Which means we will be having water restrictions this year.

As a City we have met with the other water providers in our area to assess our resources and determine a plan for conservation. Whether you water with secondary or culinary, these restrictions are aimed to be the same. Currently, we are requesting citizens to do the following:

  • Wait and begin outdoor watering after May 15, 2022. It has been cool enough, and there is sufficient moisture in the soil to maintain plant life through that period.
  • After May 15, 2022: Limit outdoor watering to once a week. For lawns and gardens that means a one-time watering of 20 minutes per zone for pop-up or overhead sprinklers, 40 minutes per zone for rotor sprinklers, and 60 minutes per zone for drip systems. For established trees and shrubs, this means hand watering one day a week.
  • No watering between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • No hosing down of driveways, patios, and sidewalks.
  • Reduce indoor water use by 10%.
  • All new landscaping must adhere to the current water restrictions.

For outdoor watering, your assigned day to water is by house address number as follows:

House # Ends InAssigned Day
0 or 2Monday
1 or 3Tuesday
4 or 6Wednesday
5 or 7Thursday
8 or 9Friday

We ask that you continue to conserve inside the home as well. Again, thank you for demonstrating your spirit of community last year in saving over 680 million gallons of water! We can do that again this year to ensure we'll have water to drink in 2023.

You can find your water provider for outdoor watering by viewing the below maps: