SUMMIT COUNTY SERVICE AREA # 3
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Time-of-Day Watering Ordinance
Summit County Service Area # 3
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
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
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. §17B-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.
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