Annual Billings will be sent out the first week of February
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Property within the District boundaries pay a property tax rate of 0.000475 for District Operations and Debt Service. At a Public Hearing held on October 17, 2013 Trustees heard input from the public regarding the proposed annual fee increase for those properties outside the District Boundaries but currently connected to and using the District's water system. After the public hearing and during the regularly scheduled District Trustee Meeting, the Trustees voted to double the annual use fee for those properties that are using Benchland Water, but are not in the District Boundaries (not paying Benchland Tax). The 2014 annual billing for these properties reflect the increase. At this time property owners can pay the new fee, request service be removed or annex into the District boundaries. Information packets can be sent to you by mail or picked up in person at the District Office.
The information packet is now available on the District website. Please click on the following link to view the Annexation information.
Each water user contracts with the District for a full water right,allowing the user reasonable use of water for irrigation throughout the season. Users and potential users must understand that irrigation water is not an unlimited resource. Service will be terminated to any user willfully wasting this valuable resource.
Single service connections are installed for land under one ownership.
Service to adjacent property owned by someone else is not permissible.
All violations of this requirement will be terminated from service by the District.
DATES TO REMEMBER
WATER USE BILLINGS BECOME PAST DUE.
Pay your bill prior to this date to avoid delinquent charges.
TURN YOUR IRRIGATION SYSTEM OFF.
District will start to flush and charge mainlines
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE YOUR SYSTEM TURNED OFF BY APRIL 1ST
APRIL 15 -- DISTRICT LINES WILL BE CHARGED AND SERVICE AVAILABLE TO USERS.
OCTOBER 15 -- IN A GOOD WATER YEAR, SERVICE SEASON WILL CLOSE AND DRAINING OF THE SYSTEM WILL BEGIN. EARLIER DRAINING OF SYSTEM CAN OCCUR IN DROUGHT YEARS. CONTACT BENCHLAND FOR FURTHER INFO AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
OCTOBER 25 -- OPEN YOUR SYSTEM AND INSURE THAT ALL OF YOUR SYSTEM IS DRAINED FOR THE WINTER.
Benchland Water District provides pressurized irrigation water to users within the boundaries of the District. For specific availability of service, telephone (801) 451-2105. The District works to have 24 hour per day availability of irrigation water throughout the service season. Repairs resulting from broken lines and the installation of new services do, on occasion, cause temporary interruption of service.
The District delivers irrigation water to the property users. The water, its management and service requirements, become the responsibility of the user at point of delivery. THE SERVICE VALVE INSTALLED BY THE DISTRICT BETWEEN CURB AND SIDEWALK OR AT THE PROPERTY'S EDGE IS FOR DISTRICT USE. THE WATER USER MUST CONTROL HIS OR HER DELIVERY SYSTEM BEYOND THE DISTRICT VALVE. DO NOT USE THIS VALVE IN ANY WAY WITHOUT CONSENT FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE: PHONE: (801) 451-2105
Lines will begin to be pressurized with water beginning 01 April of each service year. Turn your valves off prior to that time to prevent water from running on your property without your supervision. Pressure irrigation lines will be drained for the season beginning 15 October. Drain your own system after the main lines have been drained to insure that frost damage does not occur in your system.
PAYMENT FOR SERVICE
Prompt payment of your annual service charge is essential to maintaining the use of your water. Please include your account number on the check you remit in payment to insure proper credit to your account. If you would like to pay with a credit card online, go to the the "Billing Information" drop down under "Customer Service". Then click on "Pay your bill here". Only payment in full will be accepted.
NON-PAYMENT OF YOUR ANNUAL USE CHARGE OR THE ONE-TIME CONTRACT CHARGE SHALL RESULT IN TERMINATION OF SERVICE.
Drought conditions may limit the supply of irrigation water available.
Your use of water conservation practices will extend the availability of our irrigation supply.
During drought conditions be alert to all notices of restriction of use or limitation of service.
As of November 17, 2016 the Board of Trustees have approved a rebate program. Customers living within the boundaries of Benchland Water District will recieve a rebate of $50 for irrigation controllers or products designed to conserve water. A listing of these products is available at weberbasin.com/conservation. Then click on the "rebate" tab. Rebates will be offered until funds are depleted.
FOR ASSISTANCE: 10:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. WEEKDAYS, EXCEPT HOLIDAYS:
FAX #(801) 451-6232
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FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TELEPHONE: (801) 726-3709
THE IRRIGATION WATER IS NOT TREATED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Great care must be taken as follows:
1. Never cross connect with culinary water lines.
2. Paint all irrigation taps, valves, outlets, etc., "RED"
as a warning that they are not for human consumption.
Caution should be exercised when operating individual service lines.
Irrigation water is delivered with high pressure, necessitating proper installation with quality valves, fittings, pipe or hose.
Faulty installation or the use of substandard material could cause leaks and subsequent property damage.
"USE THE WATER YOU NEED,
AND NEED THE WATER YOU USE."