Secondary water shutdown coming to parts of Davis and Weber Counties

Jul 22, 2021, 9:58 AM | Updated: 3:53 pm
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Weber State reached its water conservation goal 4 years early. Photo credit: Laura Seitz, Deseret News.

DAVIS COUNTY — The Davis and Weber Counties Canal Company is sending out a warning to people that their secondary water may be shut off soon.

Due to the extreme drought, the canal company said they will shut off secondary water on or before September 1 if water use increases.

The company delivers water to Clinton, West Point and parts of Kaysville, Layton and South Weber. They’re asking residents of parts of Davis and Weber Counties to reduce secondary water use, limit watering to twice a week and plan for a possible early shutdown.

They are also asking that residents not create a cross-connection because it will jeopardize drinking water systems. 



The company has introduced a new watering schedule based off of addresses.

If you are served by this water system and your house number ends in 0, 1, 2, or 3 they ask that you water on Monday and Thursday.

If your house number ends in 4, 5, or 6, you may water on Tuesday and Friday.

Residents of house numbers ending in 7, 8 and 9 may water Wednesday and Saturday. 

They also ask that no watering happens between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm.

Riverdale Issues New Restrictions

The city of Riverdale is also imposing new watering restrictions due to the drought and dwindling water supply. 

In a statement posted to Facebook, Riverdale Mayor Norm Searle says the well providing secondary water is running low. If it runs out completely, the city would lose half of its supply. That would result in all outside watering be shut down. 

The city is asking people to only water twice per week. If you have spray heads, they ask you to limit watering to 20 minutes. For rotor-style heads, 40 minutes is permissible. Also, watering is a no-go from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Mayor Searle says they do not plan to use any “sprinkler police” to bust offenders, but the city will cite those blatantly skirting the restrictions. 

The Riverdale splash pad will also be shut down August 2. 

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