Construction in Progress

Ongoing Projects:

Projects include a vulnerable section of original main distribution lines replacment, cathodic protection installation on metal distribution lines not adequately protected, projects to provide cleaner water to customers, and implementation of the District GIS program.

Metering Project

Project Overview:

As part of a larger regional effort to more effectively manage water supplies and continue to provide reliable secondary water service, Benchland Water District will be installing secondary water meters in your neighborhood.  The District will have construction crews between May 2023 and December In 2023 in the Northern part of Farmington.  We anticipate minimal interruption to your secondary water service but some digging near your secondary water line connection will occur to complete the installation.  Upon completion of the installation, site conditions will be restored to the pre-existing condition.  Most work will take place within the park strip area between the curb and sidewalk, but due to the varying location of piping, crews may be working in the backside of the sidewalk within the public utility easement on residential properties.  Please note that sod restoration may happen at a date later than the meter installation depending on supplies, weather conditions and time of year.  The new meters are part of a larger system-wide improvement project that promotes water conservation and accountability.  This project is part of a long-term plan to meter all secondary water connections.  There is no upfront costs to you for this meter install.  The District is using smart grants as well as loan proceeds to fund this project at this time. 

What you can expect:

  • You will be expected to manage your water efficiently and be responsible for your usage.
  • The District encourages users to use the first year of metering to increase efficient irrigation practices and make appropriate adjustments to how and when you water.  
  • To learn more about this project or if you have questions regarding the construction, please call or text us at (385) 274-6046 or email benchlandwatermetering@jub.com

Meter install items:

  • A 1-inch meter will be installed on your existing secondary service connection.
  • A service valve will be installed for better system management by the District.
  • A small area will be dug up at the point of service for the installing of the meter.  After installation only a 12-inch purple lid will be visable.  Landscape will be restored as close as possible to pre-install conditions.

 More project information and resources for your review: www.weberbasin.com

  • Learn how to read your usage report and what is found on each report.
  • Review basic lawn irrigation information and best practices so you can learn more efficient methods.
  • Sign up for free irrigation system water chek (pending any restrictions due to state  COVID restrictions.)
  • Learn about water supply  in general and why the meter project plays a role in regional water supply goals.

Still have questions about Metering??  We are more than happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.  Please email benchlandmetering@jub.com or call/text (385) 274-6046.


Water Conservation Programs and Education

The Learning Garden from Weber Basin Conservancy District

  • Visit the 2-acre garden open to the public to get ideas for your yard.
  • See what works in our climate for low water, yet green and colorful vegetation.


Free landscape classes from Weber Basin Conservancy District

  • 2021 class schedule will be available early spring.
  • Classes include growing vegetables, healthy lawn, irrigation workshops, perennials, how to create great Localscapes, and much more.


Free landscape water checks from Weber Basin Conservancy District

  • Trained staff can come to your home and evaluate your sprinkler system and leave you with a customized schedule for how long and how ofter you should be irrigating (This service will depend on COVID19 state restrictions)
  • Sign up online or by calling the District's office


Smart controller rebates offered from Benchland Water District as well as Weber Basin 

  • If you purchase a "smart controller," which is a sprinkler timer that runs your sprinklers based off of weather or soil moisture, you can qualify for a rebate up to 50% of the cost of that controller.

For all details of programs and free educational opportunities, or to sign up for a free class or event, please visit: www.weberbasin.com/conservation or www.benchlandwater.com/conservation