Secondary Water Season & Conservation Efforts

Secondary Water Season

The secondary water season begins May 1 and ends October 1 .

May 1 to 28: Pick two days out of the five available days.

Memorial Day to Labor Day: Pick three days out of the five available days.

Sept 4 to October 1: Pick two days out of the five available days.

 No watering during the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m

  • Use limited watering run times 
  • No watering on Sunday 
  • No watering on a designated day based upon a geographical quadrant divided by Antelope Drive and 2000 West. 
    1. Northwest- Tuesday 
    2. Northeast- Wednesday 
    3. Southwest- Thursday 
    4. Southeast- Friday
  • Enforcement will occur and fines may be issued.
  • Repair any known leaks.

Remember to prevent excess water from irrigation that allows water to pool onto neighboring properties, streets, or storm drains. 

Please be mindful of water conservation and eliminate overuse and overspray on streets and sidewalks. Provide only the water your landscape requires. Check timers and turn off systems when possible, adapting to the weather conditions.  Check timers after power outages or bumps as that may reset your clock and water on days or times that are not allowed. Enforcement of wasteful watering will occur. 

Smart Controller Rebates

It is highly recommended that you install a smart controller for your outdoor watering. This will allow you to control it remotely as you get notifications of changing weather in your area. Take advantage of an up to $75 rebate offered from Utah Water Savers.

Receive a rebate for up to $75 when you purchase an eligible WaterSense-labeled smart controller. Smart controllers reduce water waste by automatically adjusting how often and how long a landscape is watered based on local weather and landscape conditions.  Visit

Water Conservation Plan Document

Water Conservation Plan document

Flip the Strip 

Syracuse City is no longer doing the Flip your Strip Program.  However, Syracuse is approved for the Weber Water Conservancy District’s Flip your Strip Program that offers a rebate.  Get more information on their website at  

Irrigation Services

Syracuse City provides an irrigation water service to it’s residents. All new secondary laterals are one inch and include meters. Most homes built prior to 2019 have access to a 3/4 inch secondary water line. If you would like to upgrade to a 1 inch secondary line, please fill out the papers at City Hall. There is a fee for this service.

Secondary Water Valves

A city-owned secondary water valve is usually placed in the park-strip in close proximity to the property line. This valve is provided as a point of connection for the resident. Tampering with any City owned utility is strictly prohibited. (Ordinance 4.25.150) Residents need to install an additional valve in close proximity to the Cities valve, in order to maintain their system. Because the water is untreated, we recommend that a filter be placed just after the residents shut off valve.

When you have installed your sprinkler system, and are ready for the water to be turned on, please call our office at 801-825-7235, and we will be happy to turn it on for you. 

Wasting Water

Wasting water is prohibited (Ordinance. 4-25-130). We encourage you to check your own system periodically for leaks or broken heads. Known leaks are required to be repaired within fifteen days of notification.  Please contact Public Works if you observe any wasteful watering.


If you notice any leaks that are not from your own sprinkler system, please call the Public Works Department at 801-825-7235.

Secondary Water Meters

Secondary water meters have been required by the State of Utah (Utah Code 73-10-34 (HB242)) to be installed on each home’s secondary water line by 2030. City crews have already started installing those meters and will continue to install them over the next few years.