Water Department

Water Department

Water Conservation

  • Watering lawns between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. can reduce evaporation loss by 15 to 20 percent.
  • Avoid watering lawns during the heat of the day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Check your irrigation system on a regular basis to ensure proper performance and sprinkler head coverage; make necessary adjustments and repairs.
  • In the fall before the first freeze, be sure to drain and clear the system of water to avoid leaks and breaks.
  • For more information contact Weber Basin Conservancy District. 
  • Slow the Flow Save H2O

Backflow Prevention

A backflow prevention assembly is used to protect potable water supplies from contamination or pollution due to backflow. In our water supply system, water is normally maintained at a significant pressure to enable water to flow from the tap, shower, or other fixture. However, water pressure may fail or be reduced when a water main bursts, pipes freeze, or there is an unexpected high demand on the water system (for example, when several fire hydrants are opened at once).

Pressure may reduce in the main waterline which could allow contaminated water from the soil, from storage, or from other sources within your business or residence to be drawn up into the system, contaminating drinking water. This is called backflow. 

To ensure that our water system is protected against contamination by water users, we require that all connections to a potential source of contamination, including residential lawn sprinklers, are protected with an approved backflow prevention assembly. 

Backflow prevention assemblies must be tested by a certified tester upon install, after a significant repair, or at least once a year.
 
A blank test form can be found here.
Once a test has been performed please send a copy to backflowreports@clearfieldcity.org
Call 801-525-4419 with questions or concerns.