801.451.2105

Weekly Lawn Watering Guide  

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.  However, the District does not:

          (1) guarantee delivery of a specific quantity of water each year or

           (2) guarantee delivery of water for a specific period of time each year

The District cannot be held responsible for variations in annual water supply available for secondary water use due to drought, natural disasters, or other acts of God:  damage to water conveyance facilities, dam failures, or other disruptions to water storage or delivery: or other cauases beyond the reasonable control of the District.

The District is a governmental, not-for-profit entity that relies upon annual dues from its customers to operate and maintain the secondary system.  The cost of maintaining and servicing the secondary system is not reduced during times of water supply shortage, and the District will not issue refunds to secondary water users due to interrupted service or a shortened water season.

 


 2022 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

Billing to be mailed annually the first week of February

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URGENT!!

On March 18,2022 by order of the Board of Trustees, due to the current drought conditions the Board has adopted the following policy on past due accounts:  If payment in full or arrangement to pay in full is not made by 60 days of billing date, service will be shut-off and late charges will continue to accrue on the account per Benchland Billing Policy.  Water will remain off until all charges are paid in full.

$25 Late Charge applies to all unpaid accounts on April 15, 2022

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Billings are mailed out the first week of February  
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

 

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#WAIT TO WATER!  

DROUGHT CONDITIONS!!     Secondary Irrigation Water Restrictions 2022 Beginning  June 1st

To all Benchland Customers:  Due to the entire District being in a severe drought condition, Weber Basin Water Conservancy District reducing the District's storage supply of water by 60% and this year's snowpack is at 70% of normal, the Benchland Water District Board has instituted the following secondary water restrictions:

No irrigation/secondary water use on weekends.  

Limiting new landscapes to front yards only and Benchland highly encourages xeriscaping.

One day a week handwatering of established trees & shrubs.

No hosing down sidewalks or driveways.

Early shut-off of secondary irrigation system in mid-September.

No Outside watering between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm

Limit Outside Watering to One day a week.  One watering is 20 minutes for pop up sprinklers or 40 minutes for rotor sprinklers and 60 minutes for drip systems.  Your assigned day is by house address number as follows:

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

 

Please note:  The above noted restrictions are subject to change.

Join us in responsibly implementing these water restrictions to ensure availability of secondary water throughout the summer.  For more information, please call Benchland Water District, (801) 451-2105 or visit our Water Conservation tab on this website.  Another great source for conservation is the USU extension's new drought website at www.drought.usu.edu.

With the District's water rights on the 4 canyon streams and no place to store the anticipated run-off, the District will charge the system on April 15th.

Sincerely,  Benchland Water District Board of Trustees 

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Meter Installations

Beginning March 2021, Benchland installed secondary water meters to a portion of our District west of 1-15.  Our intent is to continue installation in 2022 in the areas between Highway 89 and Interstate 15.   If you would like to know more about this project, go to the "Engineering" drop down on the main page.  Then go to "Construction in Progess"  

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Conservation is a Must! 

www.weberbasin.com/conservation/learninggarden

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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 because of the increased evaporation during the hottest 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:

•No irrigation/secondary water use on week-ends.  This restrictions is in affect from Saturday morning at 8:00 am to Monday morning at 8:00 am
•All irrigation use needs to be reduced by 60% ( a maximum of 2 days a week)
•Limit new landscape to front yards only and Benchland highly encourages xeriscaping.
•No hosing down sidewalks or driveways. Fix broken sprinklers to prevent over-spray.
•Water when it is cool.  This reduces evaporation. No outside watering between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm
• Refer to residential lawn watering guide.   
•Watering less develops deep roots and healthier turf. One day a week of hand-watering of established trees and shrubs.

For 2022 we predict an early shut off of the secondary irrigation system in mid-september.  Join us in responsibly implementing these water restrictions to ensure availability of secondary water throughout the summer. For more information, please call Benchland Water District (801) 451-2105 or a great source for drought information is www.drought.usu.edu.  

With the District's water rights on the 4 canyon streams and no place to store the anticipated run-off, the District will charge the lines on April 15th

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. ***PLEASE NOTE:  DUE TO THE UNUSUAL COLDER TEMPERATURES WE ARE EXPERIENCING AND THE MOISTURE EXPECTED TO BE RECEIVED THE WEEK OF APRIL 15TH, BENCHLAND WILL POSTPONE TURNING ON THE WATER UNTIL THE WEEK OF APRIL 18TH!!  MAKE SURE YOUR VALVES ARE CLOSED TO AVOID DAMAGE OR FLOODING.

OCTOBER 15
Pressure irrigation mainlines will be drained for the season beginning October 15th.  Drain your system after the mainlines have been drained to insure that frost damage does not occur in your system.  

YEARLY THE 3RD THURSDAY IN DECEMBER 
Public Hearing to adopt the 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