LAYTON - A sure sign that spring has arrived is when Weber Basin Water Conservancy District charges up its secondary lines.
That process will begin Monday, April 14. Due to the fact several counties are served, it may take a few days to charge the entire system. Most lines should be charged by a week later, the Weber Basin website said.
Residents should ensure that all main line valves are closed and their systems prepared to accept water. Residents who fail to close their valves may encounter flooding problems and users are responsible for any water entering their systems during all months of the year, the site said.
Residents are encouraged not to use their secondary irrigation water until landscapes require it.
Regardless of winter precipitation levels, the district strongly encourages all secondary water users to use proactive conservation practices in an effort to reduce waste.
The 2014 water supply is considerably lower than average and most reservoirs are not expected to fill, the website said.
Customers are asked to remember there is to be no watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily throughout the irrigation season. Violators may risk loss of service for the rest of the irrigation season. New landscaping allowances will be considered upon request.
Irrigation water is untreated and should not be used for outdoor recreation such as swimming pools or playing in sprinklers, the website said.
It’s suggested that secondary water taps and spigots be painted red or purple to distinguish them from drinking water sources. Washing with soap and water is advised after coming in contact with secondary water.
Water users are also advised to keep main turn out valves clear from brush and shrubs. Any water user who has a pump installed to boost water pressure should install a low water cut-off switch to avoid pump damage in the event water service is temporarily interrupted or system pressure drops.
For more information, call 801-771-1677 or visit www.weberbasin.com/conservation/.