Less water supply due to Utah drought conditions
SALT LAKE CITY — The city of North Salt Lake took to Facebook to urge residents to watch their water use. Horrible drought conditions in Utah are affecting the water supply for Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, which provides a lot of outdoor irrigation water and some drinking water.
The North Salt Lake Facebook page said that WBWCD provided only 80% of the city’s contracted irrigation water last year. Also, they delayed when spring water would be available.
Similar to last year, WBWCD is reducing water supply and providing only 40% of the water normally provided for irrigation. Additionally, secondary water will not be available until May 15 and will be shut off in mid-September.
Weber Basin Water Conservancy District offered ways for residents to lower their water use. It urged people to only water once per week for lawns and gardens.
Also, to hand water established trees and shrubs once per week. Another way the WBWCD said you can help reduce water use is not to hose down sidewalks or driveways.
North Salt Lake said it plans to monitor water use weekly. Results will be communicated to the public through their social media and website. Furthermore, the city council plans to update its rate schedule. The update makes high water users pay more than those conserving water.
The city will also limit its watering of open spaces, such as Eaglewood Golf Course.
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