WATER CONSERVATION INFORMATION AND WEBSITES

SUMMIT COUNTY SERVICE AREA # 3

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Time-of-Day Watering Ordinance

Summit County Service Area # 3

Water Department

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-5

AN ORDINANCE TO PROMOTE WATER USE EFFICIENCY IN SERVICE

AREA # 3 LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION.

Section 1. Preamble

A. WHEREAS, Summit County Service Area # 3 (SCSA#3) desires to

promote efficient sprinkler irrigation practices for all lawns and

landscapes; and

B. WHEREAS, research has shown that limiting irrigation of landscapes

to the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. significantly increases irrigation

efficiency; and

C. WHEREAS, conservation of water through more efficient use is in the

public interest and enhances the community's economic,

environmental, recreational and aesthetic resources; and

D. WHEREAS, SCSA#3 has the authority to adopt this ordinance

pursuant to Utah Code Ann. ยง17B-1-103, and hereby exercises its

legislative powers in doing so;

Section 2. Ordaining Clause

NOW THEREFORE, the Board of SCSA #3 ordains as follows:

Section 3. Mandatory Time-of-Day Watering Parameters

Sprinkler (including automatic or hose-end sprinklers) or irrigation system

watering of all lawns and landscapes is prohibited between the hours of 10:00

a.m. and 6:00 p.m. beginning April 1 and October 1 of each year.

Section 4. Applicability of Time-of-Day Watering Ordinance

The provisions of this ordinance shall apply to all landscapes within the

SCSA#3, with the exception of the following circumstances:

a. New lawns that require frequent irrigation for establishment

purposes not to exceed 90 days of planting date.

b. Short cycles required for testing, inspecting and maintaining irrigation systems.

c. Other situations as specifically permitted by SCSA #3.

http://www.weberbasin.com/conservation/


http://www.slowtheflow.org/


http://slowtheflow.org/index.php/lawn-watering-guide

Generally one irrigation is equal to 0.5 inches of applied water, which is roughly equal to 20 minutes with pop-up spray heads and 40 minutes with impact rotor sprinklers. For more complete information about your particular irrigation system please visit the Division's website.

Summit County Lawn Watering Guide under Water tab-General category