ONLY WATER 2 DAYS OR LESS
There are 2 mandatory no water days. Please choose 2 of the 5 available days to water. If we all do our part there will be enough water pressure and hopefully enough water for the rest of the season.
Violations are Subject to the following fines:
1st Violation: Warning
2nd Violation: $200 fine
3rd Violation: $500 fine
4th Violation: Secondary Water is shut off for the remainder of the season and $1000.00 fine. A meter will be installed.
Executive order 2021-10 page 3
3. Residential water users should follow best conservation practices:
A. Water at least one less time per week (average quarter-acre yard uses 3,000 gallons o water for each watering). Not to exceed lawn watering more than 2 times per week or no more than 3 times per week for Southern Utah.
B. Don’t water when it’s windy.
C. Don’t water between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Or 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in Southern Utah.)
D. Prioritize your watering to water the most valuable plants in your landscape first: Trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals then grass. Grass is resilient and will enter dormancy during times of drought and high temperatures and recover when conditions improve.
E. Mow your lawn higher. Set blades to 3-4 inches. Taller grass means deeper roots that can access water that is deeper in the soil. Tall grass also shades roots and soil to reduce evaporation loss.
F. Install a smart irrigation controller and receive a money-saving rebate. These devices connect to WiFi and access weather data and adjust the watering schedule to account for rain, temperature, humidity, UV index and even evapotranspiration. It connects to your phones so that you can control how often you water your landscape. UtahWaterSavers.com
G. Check with your local water provider to follow restrictions in your local water provider's jurisdiction.
FLIP THE STRIP - PARK STRIP GRASS REMOVAL
Syracuse City will remove the grass in your park strip for single family residential owners. No Rentals, multi-family, no HOA common areas, no businesses. Property owners with CCRs or who live in a HOA with bylaws concerning park strips will not hold Syracuse City liable for excavation work that allows xeriscape treatments to be installed by the property owner.
This only applies to existing sod in the park-strip. No new landscape, no “natural” vegetation without sprinkler systems, no work beyond the park-strip.
Two days will be scheduled: Site meeting with property owner; Excavation. The site meeting can be scheduled after the waiver is signed and returned to Public Works. The excavation day will be scheduled by the excavator during the site meeting.
Email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list. Call Public Works 801-825-7235 with any questions.
Smart Controller Rebates
Receive a rebate for up to $75 when you purchase an eligible WaterSense-labeled smart controller. Smart controllers reduce water waste by automatically adjusting how often and how long a landscape is watered based on local weather and landscape conditions. Visit https://utahwatersavers.com/Program/6/smart-controller
Syracuse City provides an irrigation water service to it’s residents. All new secondary laterals are one inch and include meters. Most homes built prior to 2019 have access to a 3/4 inch secondary water line. If you would like to upgrade to a 1 inch secondary line, please fill out the papers at City Hall. There is a fee for this service.
Secondary Water Valves
A city-owned secondary water valve is usually placed in the park-strip in close proximity to the property line. This valve is provided as a point of connection for the resident. Tampering with any City owned utility is strictly prohibited. (Ordinance 4.25.150) Residents need to install an additional valve in close proximity to the Cities valve, in order to maintain their system. Because the water is untreated, we recommend that a filter be placed just after the residents shut off valve.
When you have installed your sprinkler system, and are ready for the water to be turned on, please call our office at 801-825-7235, and we will be happy to turn it on for you.
Secondary water lines will have full pressure May 1st, and will be turned off September 20th.
Wasting water is prohibited (Ordinance. 4-25-130). We encourage you to check your own system periodically for leaks or broken heads. Known leaks are required to be repaired within fifteen days of notification. Please contact Public Works if you observe any wasteful watering.
If you notice any leaks that are not from your own sprinkler system, please call the Public Works Department at 801-825-7235.