June 13, 2022 | Drought Restriction Update
Our water supplier, Weber Basin, has increased the amount of water we will receive this year. Previously we were dealing with a 60% reduction in our contract and now we have a 40% reduction. Effective June 15, 2022 each property will be allowed two (2) watering portions per week. All other restrictions, regulations, and fines are still active.
- Outdoor watering is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.
- Rinsing or washing of sidewalks, driveways, patios, or other impervious surfaces is not permitted.
- All landscaping, turf, plantings, and gardens are limited to two watering portions per week:
One watering portion is equal to the following:
- 20 minutes (per zone) for pop-up style sprinkler heads or
- 40 minutes (per zone) for rotary-style sprinkler heads.
- 60 minutes (per zone) for drip systems or soaker systems
- Established trees and shrubs are allowed two 20-minute hand-watering portions per week. The hose shall not be left unattended and shall not be connected to a sprinkler head.
- Watering of any newly installed landscaping shall comply with these same restrictions.
- High-use public facilities will be irrigated to prevent permanent damage to turf or landscaping to provide outdoor facilities that the community can enjoy and to protect public investments.
- Bountiful Ridge Golf Course may water tee boxes and greens to maintain acceptable playing conditions and to preserve public investment. “Spot-watering” is permitted in the fairway and rough areas to prevent permanent damage to landscaping or turf. The use of secondary water for such purposes shall not exceed 60% of the property’s annual allotment.
Bountiful Irrigation employees are authorized to enforce the above-noted regulations as follows:
- First Offense - Written Warning.
- Second Offense - Water valve shut off and locked with a $100 turn-on fee.
- Third Offense - Water valve shut off and locked with a $250 turn-on fee.
- Fourth Offense - Water valve shut off and locked with a $500 turn-on fee.
- Fifth Offense - Service terminated for the remainder of the season and a $1000 turn-on fee for the next irrigation season.
- Any tampering with a locked water valve/box will result in the same penalties as a Fifth Offense.
- The property owner shall also be responsible for any possible disconnection and reconnection fees.
Where meters are installed, water use reaching 60% of the property’s annual water allotment will have its meter locked for the remainder of the season.