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.
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. "USE THE WATER YOU NEED, AND NEED THE WATER YOU USE." Service will be terminated to any user willfully wasting this valuable resource.
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.
NON-PAYMENT OF YOUR ANNUAL USE CHARGE OR THE ONE-TIME CONTRACT CHARGE SHALL RESULT IN TERMINATION OF SERVICE.
IRRIGATION SEASON DATES TO REMEMBER
MARCH 1ST --- WATER USE BILLINGS BECOME PAST DUE.
Pay your bill prior to this date to avoid delinquent charges.
APRIL 1ST --- TURN YOUR IRRIGATION SYSTEM OFF.
District will start to flush and charge mainlines on Apr 1st.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE YOUR SYSTEM TURNED OFF BY THIS DATE
APRIL 15 -- DISTRICT LINES WILL BE CHARGED AND SERVICE AVAILABLE TO USERS.
OCTOBER 15 -- SERVICE SEASON WILL CLOSE AND DRAINING OF THE SYSTEM WILL BEGIN.
OCTOBER 25 -- OPEN YOUR SYSTEM AND INSURE THAT ALL OF YOUR SYSTEM IS DRAINED
FOR THE WINTER.
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.
FOR ASSISTANCE: 10:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT HOLIDAYS: (801) 451-2105.
FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TELEPHONE: (801) 482-4929 (SERVICE PERSONNEL ON DUTY WILL BE PAGED)
THE IRRIGATION WATER
IS NOT TREATED
FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION!
Great care must be taken as follows:
•Never cross connect with culinary water lines.
•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 line
•Irrigation water is delivered with high pressure, necessitating proper installation with quality valves, fittings, pipe or hose.
•Faulty installation or the use of substandard materialcould cause leaks and subsequent property damage.
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.
"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.
Prevent Water Contamination
A Cross Connection Is...
A physical piping connection between the public drinking water system and Anything else.
Allowing pollutants or contaminants to backflow into the public drinking water system.
What happens during a backflow?
During a backflow, a hose or pipe that is connected to a culinary drinking water system also comes in contact a with contaminated water supply. The contaminated water flows backward through the pipe or hose and into the public culinary water system. A backflow contamination may occur if the water system experiences a low or negative pressure due to a broken water main, firefighting activities, etc. While this may sound complicated, it is very easily done. A large majority of the backflow incidents are associated with the use of garden hoses that are connected to the Benchland Water District system.
Do You Have Pressurized Irrigation?
(Benchland Water or Weber Basin)
A pressurized irrigation system that is physically connected directly with the public drinking water system can create serious
cross-connection problems. The untreated irrigation water could flow back into the drinking water and carry disease causing
micro-organisms that could contaminate the water supply making them unsafe to use.
ALWAYS HAVE A COMPLETE PHYSICAL SEPARATION BETWEEN THE PRESSURIZED IRRIGATION SUPPLY AND THE PUBLIC DRINKING SYSTEM.
The Garden Hose and Cross Connections
Some examples of common Cross-Connections include:
1. Garden hoses submerged in: Buckets, Animal Water Troughs, Utility Sinks, Swimming or wading Pools.
2. A spray attachment used on the end of a hose to apply any pesticides to the lawn or garden is a high hazard.
NOTE: Water lines or hoses should never be used to un-plug backed up sewer lines.
Protect your home or business
All potable water outlets with hose attachments, other that water heater drains and clothes washer connections, MUST HAVE a non-removable hose bib vacuum breaker or an atmospheric vaccum breaker installed to code.
Can my landscape sprinkling system be connected to the public drinking water system?
YES, but the Uniform Plumbing Code requires all residential and commercial landscape sprinkling systems connected to the public drinking water system be equipped with an approved backflow prevention device or assembly.
WHAT DO I DO?
If your water supply is connected to something that could potentially affect the water quality, a Cross Connection probably exists.
1. Contact a local plumbing supply firm to purchase a backflow protection device.
2. If you have questions about Cross-Connections and/or backflow protection devices, call the Farmington City Water Department
at (801) 451-2624 for more information.