American Fork has a pressurized irrigation system specifically designed for outdoor watering uses such as landscape and lawns. This is non-potable water and should never be used for drinking.
2021 is an extreme drought year. Our schedule normally begins April 15 for residents, but Governor Cox has issued an Executive Order declaring our city an area of extreme drought. These conditions require additional conservation measures to keep water availability through the warm seasons. Please do your part to conserve water by waiting to water until May 1 on established lawns and turf. The City will allow for certain small and unique needs for watering, such as gardening or new sod. Early spring months require little to no water as the grass is coming out of a dormant phase and the temperatures are low.
Tips to conserve water can be found at slowtheflow.org. You can start right now to conserve water with the following ideas:
- fix sprinkler leaks
- do not water when it is windy
- implement water-wise landscaping
- don't over-water
- adjust your mower to a longer grass height
- Pressurized irrigation water is available to all residents.
- The system is available from mid-April to mid-October.
- The service is billed year-round to avoid spikes in summertime water bills.
- When first connecting to the system, slowly open up the valve in the service box to introduce the water into your sprinkler system. Make sure your filter is clean and connected. Leave a hose connected when turning on to release trapped air.
- When the system shuts down in mid-October, run sprinklers once to ensure the system is cleared out. Turn off sprinklers and hoses and close the valve in your service box. Check and clean filter if needed.
|Sun, Tue, Thu||Even||1am - 11pm|
|Mon, Wed, Fri||Odd||1am- 11pm|
|Sat||All (for spot watering only)||1am - 11pm|
Water from the pressurized irrigation reservoirs, which feed the pressurized irrigation or secondary water system, is a blend of surface water from a variety of sources. It is screened but not treated in any way and as such is not suitable as drinking water. Residents should take the same precautions with this water as they would with any irrigation water that may contain bacteria regularly found in rivers and streams. Do not allow children to play in the water. In most cases, the hose bib attached to a resident’s home is connected to the culinary system of the home. It is recommended that “kiddie pools” be filled utilizing culinary water.
Pressurized irrigation water will be filtered to 300 microns and homeowners are encouraged to check their individual irrigation systems and filter the water as recommended by their individual system. A 500 micron filter is recommended for the protection of sprinkler heads.