Syracuse issues secondary water restrictions amid drought conditions
SYRACUSE, Utah – Extreme drought conditions prompted the city of Syracuse to issue a notice urging residents to limit their secondary water use this summer. It comes as mountain reservoirs are at low levels due to the lack of moisture.
Reservoirs are so low, Syracuse City could not pressurize its secondary water system Friday morning.
In a Facebook post, officials say the city is receiving only half the amount of water it does during a regular year. Therefore, the city says conservation efforts will restrict secondary water by about 45% compared to last year.
Syracuse isn’t messing around
Syracuse says “no watering” days are now in effect, which they will be strictly enforcing.
To show how serious the city is, officials say chronic water wasters could have their secondary water service shut off or face fines. The “no watering” schedule is:
- Areas north of Antelope Drive and west of 2000 West: no watering Sunday and Tuesday.
- Areas north of Antelope Drive and east of 2000 West: no watering Sunday and Wednesday.
- Areas south of Antelope Drive and west of 2000 West: no watering Sunday and Thursday.
- Areas south of Antelope Drive and east of 2000 West: no watering Sunday and Friday.
Thank you @GovCox. This drought is unlike those of the past. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor over 60% of Utah is in exceptional drought (highest level) and 90% is in extreme. It takes all of us (individuals, families, businesses, industries) doing our part to conserve. https://t.co/1Jvx9mkv2x pic.twitter.com/SUFGgPhQaK
— Utah DNR (@UtahDNR) June 3, 2021
Check your system
Syracuse asks homeowners to take some additional steps on top of limiting secondary water use:
- Only water between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. when temperatures are cooler
- Adjust sprinklers and spray heads to avoid overspray
- Frequently check for sprinkler system leaks and make repairs
- Do not leave running hoses unattended
- Turn sprinklers off during rainy or windy periods
More recommendations for water conservation can be found at conservewater.utah.gov
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