We have been blessed with a good snowpack this year. As you well know, this varies from year to year. D&W relies on large water storage reservoirs to fill and carry over storage each year to get through the drier years. We had a bumper year in 2011, and have had to manage water deliveries and use through the dry years since then.
With that said, this year we continue to encourage water conservation and wise use of this limited, natural resource. Utah is the second driest state in the nation and we need to be good stewards of the precipitation we receive. Please turn off your sprinklers when it rains and strive to only water your yard based on its ‘need’. The State website (http://www.conservewater.utah.gov/) states “the typical Utah household will use twice as much water outside as necessary.”
We require meters on all new secondary water services and have begun to retrofit existing services with meters. We are sending water use reports to those with meters in an effort to better educate the end user and better manage our limited water resources. We also encourage all users to reference the State website for their weekly watering guide. Early in the season, they will post that it is not necessary to start watering, and then progressively adjust that to once or twice a week.
Thank you in advance for your water conservation efforts this water season. Remember to ensure your system is secure and ready for service by April 1st prior to us pressurizing the system.
Davis and Weber Counties Canal Company