801.451.2105

  

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. 


2021 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

URGENT!!

On April 16, 2021 By order of the Board of Trustees, In compliance with the executive order issued by Governor Cox, declaring a State of emergency due to the current drought conditions plus Weber Basin Water Conservancy District restricting the district's supply of water by 20% and the current runoff projections at 30 to 40% of normal, 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 100 days after billing date, service will be shut-off and scheduled for termination.  This will result in  loss of service for up to 3 months.  In order to resume service customer will need to contract for service and pay the $350.00 re-connect fee.

$25 Late Charge applies to all unpaid accounts on April 15, 2021

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We are happy to say, No Rate Increase for this season!!

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

Water Shut off Date September 20th, due to Extreme Drought in 2021!!

Election for Board of Trustee will be held November 2, 2021.  

There are six (6) Candidates who have applied to run for the (4) available positions of Board of Trustee.  They are as follows:

Phil Leonard, Paul White, Ross Ballard, Justen Smith, James Taylor and Judy Rice.

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Click on the link below for weekly watering direction

https://conservewater.utah.gov/weekly-lawn-watering-guide/ 

2021 Water Restrictions 

  • Reduce Watering to 2 days a week.  One day equals 20 minutes of overhead spray or 40 minutes of rotor. 
  • No irrigation/secondary water use on weekends.  This restrictions is in affect from Saturday morning at 8:00 am to Monday mornings at 8:00 am.
  • No watering from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm weekdays.
  • Water to be shut off September 20th this year.

These restrictions will run through the rest of the season.  We would appreciate your help with these water restrictions to ensure availability of secondary water throughout the summer.  For more information please call Benchland Water District (801) 451-2105 or take a look at our Water Conservation Ideas on this website.  Go to  "CONSERVATION" at the top of this page.

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IMPORTANT NEWS RELEASE!!  Gov. Cox issued an executive order on March 17th, 2021 declaring a State of emergency due to current drought conditions throughout the state.  As such, Weber Basin Conservancy District is restricting all current irrigation contracts, both wholesale and retail, by 20%.  In addition, the irrigation season will end on October 1st this year.

  We strongly encourage all secondary users to utilitze proactive conservation practices and reduce secondary water use by 20% in an effort to reduce waste of this important resource.  

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METER INSTALLATIONS

Beginning March 2021, we will be installing secondary water meters to a portion of our District.  The areas will include properties west of 1-15 and a small area west of Oakridge Country Club.  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"  

Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, our offices are closed, except by appointment.   The following options are available for payment/or other small documents  1- Drop Box located in our parking lot.    2 - Go online to benchlandwater.com to make payment by credit card.  3-Pay by Phone (801) 451-2105 with a credit card. 

If you are dropping off plans, larger items or have other questions, call us at (801) 451-2105

Conservation is a Must! 

www.weberbasin.com/conservation/learninggarden

TO REVIEW ELECTION PUBLIC NOTICE, GO TO 'ABOUT BWD" DROP DOWN THEN "TRUSTEES" THEN CLICK ON "ELECTION INFORMATION"

 

 

 

 

 

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.  FOR THE 2021 SEASON, WATER TO SHUT OFF SEPTEMBER 20, DUE TO EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS


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
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.  URGENT MESSAGE!! WATER SEASON FOR 2021 TO END SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 DUE TO EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS!!

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