Reduce Watering to 2 days* a week.         *1 day equals 20 minutes of overhead spray or 40 minutes of rotor.

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. 
 No Watering Saturday 8 am to Monday 8 am.
FOR THE 2021 SEASON, Water to be shut off September 20th this season.

Our Governor has delared a state of emergency during this time of exteme drought asking to cut back 20%-it is recommended to water only 2 times a week.

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To: All Benchland Water Customers

RE:  Water Restrictions   

     Due to the executive order issued by Governor Cox, declaring a state of emergency due to current drought conditions, Weber Basin Water Conservancy District reducing the District's storage supply of water by 20% and the year's snowpack at 70% of normal with current run-off projections at 30 to 40% of normal, effective immediately the Benchland District Board will institute the following secondary water restrictions. 

  • Reduce watering to 2 days* a week.
  • No irrigation/secondary water use on week-ends.  This restriction 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 shut off date, September 20, due to these extreme drought circumstances.

     These restrictions will run through the rest of the 2021 water season.   We hope you will join us in taking responsibility by putting these restrictions into place in order to ensure availability of secondary water throughout the summer.  For more information please call Benchland Water District (801) 451-2105 or go to USU extension's new drought website.  https://extension.usu.edu/drought/

*1 day watering equals 20 minutes.

                                                                                            Sincerely,  Benchland Water District Board of Trustees


Did you know Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is offering rebates?

Go to www.weberbasin.com/conservation/rebates

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 2018 season.   

Did you know..........

Benchland Water District is offering rebates as well?


The Board of Trustees have approved a rebate program 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.  The approved list is available at https://weberbasin.com/conservation/rebates


For a list of Water Wise Plants go to www.waterwiseplants.utah.gov

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.


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: extension.usu.edu/yardandgarden/


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. 


      Month                               Interval

Startup to April 30         Once every 6 days            

May                               Once every 4 days                             

June                              Once every 3 days         

July                               Once every 3 days  

August                          Once every 3 days

September                    Once every 6 days

October until shut off    Once every 10 days

Rain/Soil Moisture/Weather Sensors :  For More Information go to:  www3.epa.gov/watersense/products/controltech.html


Even in a good water year, Everyone benefits when we conserve water.

It may surprise you, but you just don't need as much water as you might think you do.

Thank You!