Did you know Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is offering rebates?
Go to www.weberbasin.com/conservation
Find "Rebates" under the conservation progams tab. See products and print forms.
Offer good until funds run out. Don't miss out, funds are still available for the 2017 season.
Did you know..........
Benchland Water District is offering rebates as well?
At The November 17, 2016 Meeting of the Board of Trustees a rebate program was approved effective immediately. Offer will be good until funds run out. If you purchase a product from our approved list that will conserve water, save your receipt for a $50 rebate.
WATER CONSERVATION TIPS
During recent seasons our Water District Users have cooperated in conserving our drought stricken reduced water supply. Our objective this season is to provide a full season of service. If we are unable to go to October 15th the irrigation season shall be shortened by draining the system when we no longer have the water resource to maintain pressure. We enlist your cooperation to help us provide a full season of service.
DO NOT - Water between 10 am & 6 pm.
DO NOT - Water your sidewalks, driveways or roadways.
DO NOT - Water your landscape for more than the recommended length of time or time frequencies. If water is running down the streets and gutters, it's too much.
RESIDENTIAL LAWN WATER GUIDE
On average, we use nearly two-thirds of our water outdoors. As much as one-half of the water used on lawns is wasted through incorrect watering. Most of us tend to water too often and leave the sprinklers on too long.
Turf studies have shown that most lawns need to be watered once every 3 or 4 days to stay healthy and green. Watering every day creates shallow roots. Watering infrequently develops deep roots and healthier turf. Grass roots grow deeper into the soil and become stronger with less watering. If grass does not spring back after being stepped on, it's time to water.
Use the following watering schedule to determine how often and how long to irrigate. It is a guideline based on 30 year average precipitation rates. Unusual warm conditions may require an occasional irrigation a day earlier than scheduled. Rain storms or cool periods may allow postponing or skipping an irrigation day.
DO NOT water the landscape from 10 am until 6 pm because of the increased evaporation during the hottest part of the day.
By following the irrigation schedule below, you will apply the maximum amount of water required by lawn. You will also use about half of the water the average Utah homeowners uses.
For additional tips on how to irrigate more efficiently, contact the Utah State University Extension Office.
Telephone: 801-451-3412 or 801-468-3170 or the website:
HOW LONG DO I WATER?
The suggested irrigation application is 1/2 inch of water each irrigation. Water should penetrate at least 8 inches into the soil.
1) Gather 4 or more soup cans or milk cartons. On each container measure and mark a 1/2 inch depth. Place the containers in various places on your lawn at least 4 feet from sprinkler heads.
2) Turn on your sprinklers and time how long it takes for water to reach the 1/2 inch mark in each container.
3) If you see water running off your lawn, three or more soak cycles are recommended allowing 1 hour in between each cycle. Example: If your sprinklers take 21 minutes to apply 1/2 inch of water, you would use three 7 minute cycles. Run your sprinklers for 7 minutes each cycle and wait one hour between each cycle.
LAWN WATERING SCHEDULE WHAT'S NEW?
Startup to April 30 Once every 6 days Rain/Soil Moisture/Weather Sensors
May Once every 4 days For more information go to:
June Once every 3 days www3.epa.gov/watersense/products/controltech.html
July Once every 3 days
August Once every 3 days
September Once every 6 days
October until shut off Once every 10 days
Even in a good water year,
Everyone benefits when we conserve water.