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Weber Basin Secondary Water 2015 schedule

Article Published 03/13/2015

Although it has felt like spring most of the winter, it is almost officially here. This means irrigation water will be running again from the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District and conservation efforts also need to begin. 

As always, the water year at this point is unpredictable. We had an unusually dry January and February, but anything can happen in the next month. Members of management and board members of Weber Basin Water will meet at the end of March to discuss the 2015 water year. Included in this discussion is when the secondary shut off date will be (October 1 versus October 15).

-Indoor Conservation Tip: Turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth can save up to 4 gallons per minute. That's 200 gallons a week for a family of 4!

 -Outdoor Conservation Tip: Now is the time to check your irrigation system and valves for leaks, breaks, and any sunken or tilted heads. Remember, a broken head can waste up to 40 gallons per minute. Running an irrigation system with a broken head for 30 minutes is comparable to taking a 7 hour shower. 

-Here is the schedule for the free Landscape Class Series being offered by Weber Basin at 2837 East Highway 193, Layton (Advance registration is required on the Weber Basin Web site): 

March 18, Vegetables, Herbs & Raised Beds, 6 p.m.

March 28, Proper Pruning Practices, 10 a.m.

April 8, Organic Vegetable Gardening, 6 p.m.

April 16, Common Irrigation Myths Debunked, 10 a.m.

April 26, Thrillers, Fillers, and Spiller: DIY Container Plantings, 10 a.m.

-For more information on Weber Basin Water, call 801-771-1677, or go to: www.weberbasin.com