Clearfield City’s 2022 Drought Response
Clearfield City is implementing immediate water rate increases due to northern Utah’s extreme drought conditions. These rate increases are necessary to meet the rising cost of water due to its limited availability. Rate increases will go into effect starting May 1 and will be reflected on the June statement. These rate increases do not impact the base fee included in utilities for using city water services.
Resident water rate increases are defined by a tiered system based on usage. Residents that use between 0-10,000 gallons of water per billing cycle will not see a rate increase more than the normal annual $.02 increase. The rate increases will be most impactful to residents that use 40,001 to 80,000+ gallons of water per billing cycle.
Multi-unit properties that use more than the 7,000 gallons per unit included in their base fee will see an increased rate on the additional usage.
Commercial properties will see an increased rate on all water usage per thousand gallons.
The Parks & Recreation Department’s conservation efforts include watering at a 20% reduced rate, changing grass heights to preserve the turf, turning off water to park strips, utilizing wetting agents and slow-release fertilizer, and more. The Parks Department installed new water monitoring systems in 2021 and reduced its water usage by over 30%.
Residents can help by reducing water usage indoors by 10% and outdoors by 60%. The State’s Slow the Flow Program has great indoor and outdoor water conservation tips available on their website.
Clearfield City is not implementing water use restrictions or dictating watering schedules currently. We recommend residents follow Weber Basin Water Conservancy District’s watering recommendations to conserve.
Water Quality Report
Clearfield City is committed to providing an adequate supply of clean, safe drinking water to our residents and businesses. We purchase the majority of our water from Weber Basin Conservancy District and supplement in the high water use times with City-owned wells. We have 10.5 million gallons of storage capacity in our storage tanks. Our water operators take 15 samples twice each month test for the presence of bacteria. We take daily samples to test the chlorine residual and when our wells are running, we daily test the level of fluoride being added to the water. If ever the quality of Clearfield City water is compromised, the residents and businesses will be notified immediately, as required by law.
The pressure in the water system is primarily gravity fed. However, there are several pressure-regulating valves throughout the system to ensure that the pressure stays within the target range for the individual pressure zones. We also have one booster pump station that is used as-needed to sustain pressure in the Freeport Center and in the areas south of Antelope Drive.
The electronic version of the Water Quality Report for Clearfield City is provided for reference only. If you desire an official, approved hard-copy, please contact the Public Works Department at 801.525.4419.
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. Once a test has been performed please send a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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