801.451.2105

 attention:  a big thank you to our water users who conserved during the 2018 season.  due to those users who cut back 35% our season was extended 30 days.  


 

Mission Statement

The Mission of Benchland Water District is to provide its customers with an adequate and reliable supply of quality water that meets customer needs at a reasonable cost, supported by excellent customer service. 

2019 NEWSLETTER
 


Benchland Water District

485 East Shepard Lane
Kaysville, Utah  84037

Office Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Monday thru Friday

Office Phone: (801) 451-2105
Fax: (801) 451-6232

After Hours Emergency Phone:

(801) 726-3709

  
Benchland Water now accepts payment online in the form of a credit card including:

Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.  

No additional fees apply.

Late charges apply.  Only payment in full accepted.

Pay Bill Here

Benchland Water District Public Hearing Notice.  Notice of intent to hold a public hearing and consider adoption of a proposed impact fee facilities plan and a proposed impact fee resolution/impact fee enactment and to adopt, enact, or modify: an impact fee facilities plan, a written impace fee analysis and an impact fee enactment for secondary water.

Notice is hereby given that Benchland Water District ("District") has prepared an Impact Fee Facilities Plan ("IFFP") and Impact fee analysis (IFA") including a summary of the impact fee analysis designed to be understood by a lay person, and a proposed impact fee ordinance/impact fee enactment related to secondary water for the entire boundaries of the District.  Copies of all of the foregoing are available for public review from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, at the District Adminstrative Office at 485 E Shepard Lane, Kaysville, UT  84037, telephone (801) 451-2105, commencing on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  They also may be viewed HERE on the District's website (www.benchlandwater.com).  In addition, copies of all of the foregoing have been placed in the Davis County Library, located at 133 S Main St, Farmington, UT  84025.  Notice is hereby given that the District will hold a public hearing on (March 21, 2019) beginning at 7:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter, at the District Administrative Office.  The purpose of the public hearing is to hear public comment, and to answer questions about, the proposed IFFP, IFA, and the proposed impact fee resolution/impact fee enactment. and to consider approval and adoption of the foregoing by the District Board.  All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and make comments.  All interested persons in attendance at the public hearing shall be given the opportunity to be heard.  Written comments are welcome.  The District will make reasonable accommodations for disabled person needing assistance to attend or to participate in the public hearing.  Requests for assistance can be made by contacting the District at (801) 451-2105 at least three business days before the meeting.  

Pardon our Mess.  Construction is in progress to replace a Main Distriibution line along 1500 West in Farmington beginning at Stayner Drive and continuing to Shepard Lane.  Project to be completed before the 2019 irrigation season begins with the desire to have as minimal impact as possible on the residences surrounding these areas.

 

Conserving Water is a MUST!

Go to www.weberbasin.com/conservation

2019 Water Use Season begins April 15th

Make sure all your valves are shut before April 1st to avoid flooding.

Need the water you use, Use the water you need.

 

 

 

 

Benchland water District

During the summer of 1967, Le Grande Gregory then serving as Mayor of Farmington City, contacted Aaron Richards telling Aaron that something must be done to correct the waste water and open ditch irrigation problems in the community.  He asked Aaron to attempt to get the open ditch stock irrigation companies to cooperate in instituting a pressurized underground irrigation system to replace the open ditches.  As a result of this request and with Mayor Gregory's encouragement a committee was organized with that objective as its purpose.  Committee representation was composed of individuals nominated and sponsored by each of the irrigation companies and a representative from Farmington City.  Aaron Richards served as Chairman of the Committee. 

The sponsoring organizations jointly funded an engineers feasability study and held public meetings as well as engaged in extensive dialogue and debate for two years.  They concluded their work by petitioning the Davis County Board of Commissioners to create an irrigation improvement district under the legal statutes of the State of Utah.  On October 1, 1969 the Farmington Area Pressurized Irrigation District, aka "FAPID", became a legal entity (renamed Benchland Water District in January 2006).  The first regular pressurized service was provided beginning April 28, 1978. 

Benchland water District

During the summer of 1967, Le Grande Gregory then serving as Mayor of Farmington City, contacted Aaron Richards telling Aaron that something must be done to correct the waste water and open ditch irrigation problems in the community.  He asked Aaron to attempt to get the open ditch stock irrigation companies to cooperate in instituting a pressurized underground irrigation system to replace the open ditches.  As a result of this request and with Mayor Gregory's encouragement a committee was organized with that objective as its purpose.  Committee representation was composed of individuals nominated and sponsored by each of the irrigation companies and a representative from Farmington City.  Aaron Richards served as Chairman of the Committee. 

The sponsoring organizations jointly funded an engineers feasability study and held public meetings as well as engaged in extensive dialogue and debate for two years.  They concluded their work by petitioning the Davis County Board of Commissioners to create an irrigation improvement district under the legal statutes of the State of Utah.  On October 1, 1969 the Farmington Area Pressurized Irrigation District, aka "FAPID", became a legal entity (renamed Benchland Water District in January 2006).  The first regular pressurized service was provided beginning April 28, 1978. 

 The Importance of Water Conservation


Do not water your sidewalks, driveways or roadways; even in a good water year. Everyone benefits when we conserve water.
 No Watering Between 10am & 6pm


Do not water the landscape from 10am until 6pm beacause of the increased evaporation during the hotest part of the day. 
 Do Not Over Water


Use the water you need, but need the water you use. 

Benchland Water District is asking for your assistance in conserving water during this upcoming water season by doing the following:

•Reduce Pressurized Irrigation Water usage by 20%
•No outside watering between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm
•Spot irrigate dry spots rather than over-irrigating the whole area
•Fix broken sprinklers and adjust so you are not watering the pavement.
•Water when it is cool.  This reduces evaporation.
•DO NOT water every day.  Refer to residential lawn watering guide.
•Watering less develops deep roots and healthier turf.

We can get through this irrigation season if everybody does their part.  Use what you need, but need what you use.

Thank you,

Benchland Water District Trustees 

Close your Valve before April 1st every year.  You are responsible for any water damage to your property as we charge the main lines for the current season. 

Important dates to remember: 

APRIL 1 
Make sure your system is OFF:  It is your responsibility to avoid possible water damage to your property as we charge the mainlines for the current Water Season.

APRIL 15 
Water service will be available to all users by this date.  Please contact our office if you do not have water to your connection by this date.

OCTOBER 15
Irrigation season will close and draining of the system will begin.  On October 25th open your valve and drain your system for the winter.  

DECEMBER 20, 2018
Public Hearing to adopt the 2019 District Budget to be held at 7:30 p.m. in the District Offices, located at 485 E Shepard Lane, Kaysville.  All residents and property owners living within the District Boundaries are invited to attend.   

General Information:

• The irrigation water is NOT treated for human consumption.
• Paint all irrigation taps, valves, outlets, etc., "RED" as a warning that the irrigation water is NOT for human consumption.
• NEVER cross the irrigation lines with culinary water lines.

PLEASE NOTE:

"Now" is the time for property owners to install their own control valve, if you do not currently have one, to control your individual system. If you need to call District Personnel to turn the District valve on or off for non-emergency requests, the District may charge the property owner $15.00 for each request. 

After hours Emergency Line:     (801) 726-3709