As water providers for the residents of Draper, we want to alert our customers to the extreme on-going drought conditions prevalent across the state and region. Many of you are asking how you can help.
At the moment, we are not anticipating mandatory water conservation measures for Draper, although we continue to monitor the situation. For now, we would like to ask all of you to help conserve our water supply as best you can. The extremely hot and dry weather has most of us thinking we need to water even more to preserve our landscaping, but there are many ways you can cut back and still preserve both your plants and our water supply.
Here are our recommendations:
• Please water no more than twice weekly.
• Don't water when it's windy.
• Don't water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
• Prioritize your watering: trees first, then shrubs, perennials, annuals, and finally grass. Grass is resilient and will go dormant (turning brown) during hot, dry weather, then will recover when conditions improve.
• Mow your lawn higher: 3-4 inches is recommended for deep roots and better drought tolerance.
• Install a smart irrigation controller (and get a rebate). Go to UtahWaterSavers.com to learn more.
We are all in this together! We love our beautiful city and want to preserve it for future generations. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Darrin L. Jensen-Peterson
CEO/General Manager, WaterPro, Inc./Draper Irrigation Co.
Mayor Troy K. Walker
*If you see irrigation on City property running for longer than normal periods, during the 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. timeframe, or observe any broken heads/pipes, please report to our parks department at (801) 576-6570 or if it is after business hours, (801) 831-7194. Sometimes programming or equipment malfunctions occur and we will have someone respond as soon as possible.