What is Kaysville City doing to conserve water?


2022 Kaysville Parks and Public Properties Water Conservation 

  • Water conservation efforts in 2021 saved 70 acre feet of water, equivalent to 23,000,000 gallons of water.
  • Delay the planting of approximately 40 replacement trees until the fall of 2022 or spring of 2023.
  • Place visible signage at each property for water conservation.
  • No plantings of annual flowers on any properties in 2022.
  • Provide park irrigation schedules as requested by the secondary irrigation providers (Davis Weber Canal, Haight’s Creek Irrigation, and Benchland Water). Parks staff are in communication regularly with the irrigation suppliers and make adjustments as necessary.
  • Irrigating of all Park properties according to the guidelines of the secondary irrigation supplier. 
  • Utilizing central control irrigation software, Weather Trak.  These advanced smart controller systems use weather data for setting irrigation times according to the restrictions in place.  These controllers also utilize flow monitoring to alert of potential breaks in the system.
  • Eliminate turf in the park strip, see Pioneer Park (2019), Angel Street Soccer Complex (2004) and Kaysville Municipal Block (2014 & 2021) as examples.  Plans are being developed for other properties.
  • Plans being developed to eliminate turf in certain areas around public buildings. Fire Station and Operations Center are the first being reviewed.
  • Aggressive fertilization practices to maintain healthy turf with reduced water use.  Use of wetting agents to help soil retain more moisture and capture more water for use by the plant.
  • New planter beds utilize drip irrigation.  More planter beds will be retro-fitted for drip irrigation.
  • Dedicated irrigation crews that monitor system for efficiency and performance issues.  Irrigation crews will test systems in the early morning hours to avoid any water after 10am.  Irrigation systems will audited as frequently as possible.
  • Aeration as often as possible.  Aerating opens the soils and relieves compaction to allow irrigation water to penetrate the soils deeper.
  • Utilize all best management practices to sustain parks and open space in extreme drought conditions.
  • Future plans include drip irrigation in all flower beds, drought tolerant vegetation and reduction in turf areas.


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1. Is Kaysville City participating in Weber Basin Water Conservancy District's "Landscape Lawn Exchange" program?
2. How do I know when to water?
3. What is Kaysville City doing to conserve water?
4. What is allowed in my park strip?
5. What if my HOA doesn't allow me to change my landscaping?
6. If I'm located in the Kaysville Business Park, can I remove any grass from my property?
7. What is Kaysville City's watering ordinance?
8. How to plant a garden in a drought