The Water Department maintains the culinary water lines, meters, fire hydrants, and sanitary sewer lines within the City.SuppliersCulinary water is received from Weber Basin Water Conservancy District and four wells.Irrigation water is provided by the Roy Water Conservancy Subdistrict located at 5440 South Freeway Park Drive, Riverdale, Utah 84405. Phone 801.825.9744.

Hydrants

Hydrants in Roy City are for the exclusive use of Roy Fire and Rescue, and temporary use by authorized contractors and citizens with a hydrant meter. Hydrant meters are available for authorized contractors and citizens at the Public Works Facility with a $500 deposit.

Quality on Tap Water Report

Roy City routinely monitors its drinking water for constituents in accordance with Federal and Utah State laws. The following report provides the results of the monitoring for the year ended December 31, 2010.

2010 Water Quality Report

Water Conservation Tips

The Roy City Water Division, in cooperation with the State of Utah Division of Water Resources, recommends that residents follow these guidelines on outside water usage:

  • Water greenspace during evening and early morning hours – 6 p.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Limit water usage during the hottest hours of the day – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Adjust sprinkler settings according to heat or rain.
  • Do not use water to wash down parking areas. Sweeping rather than washing down property will save precious water.

Other water saving tips are:

  • Repair all leaks, including toilets, promptly.
  • Do not run water in sinks while washing and preparing food. Plug the drain and fill the sink instead.
  • Use only the amount of water needed on lawns and green space.

Roy City Water Division wants to thank you for your support in helping to conserve our valuable water resources.

Water Safety

Here’s Your Sign!
Garden Hoses Can Be Killers

  • If you use a weed sprayer attached to a hose, you could back-siphon the chemical from the sprayer to your house taps.
  • If you place the end of a hose in a play pool, hot tub, or bucket of soapy water, you could back-siphon dangerous chemicals into your house taps.
  • If you use culinary (drinking) water to irrigate your yard, fertilizer or other contamination could back-siphon into your house taps.

Every year people either knowingly or unknowingly cross-connect their culinary (drinking) water system to the secondary water system or some other unapproved source.

This is not only an illegal cross-connection but it is also very dangerous. Because the pressure in the secondary water system is higher than the pressure in the culinary water system, the secondary water will be forced into the culinary water line. If you drink this water you could become ill or, as in some cases, die.

It is a good habit to NEVER get a drink from a hose because you don’t know if there is any bacteria in the hose. Bacteria and other chemicals known to be found in garden hoses are hazardous to your health.

There are some simple things you can do to protect yourself from back-flow and back-siphonage:

  • Install and maintain a back-flow assembly on sprinkling systems using culinary (drinking) water.
  • If your home doesn’t have anti-siphon hose vacuum breakers on the outside culinary taps, install one on each tap.
Remember to be Water Wise and Slow the Flow!

Please call the Water Division at 801.774.1090 for information on conservation and cross-connections.

RELATED LINKS

For information on the State of Utah’s water conservation plan, real-time water guide, and water-wise plants follow the link to Utah Division of Water Resources web site. Division of Water Resources