Water Restrictions

This list is for informational purposes only. The Utah Division of Water Resources does not endorse or make any guarantees on behalf of any specific provider. If you are a provider or are aware of restrictions in your area that are not listed below and would like to be included, please send your information to drought@utah.gov.

Water restrictions are determined and enforced at the local level, which allows for customization according to the area’s water supply conditions. Because of severe drought conditions, some areas are implementing restrictions. See the list below. To find out more about conditions and possible restrictions in your area, check with your local provider.

Cedar City

Per City Resolution 22-0413-1, Cedar City is requesting the help of all who use culinary water for irrigation, including City facilities, to abide by the voluntary water restriction schedule below:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Even-Numbered addresses shall water before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m.⁣

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Odd-Numbered addresses shall water before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m.⁣

*No Watering on Sundays*

** Exemptions to this Resolution would include City facilities, public facilities, and individuals that utilize secondary water for irrigation purposes. The Cedar City Water Division may grant an exemption to those that have planted new sod or seed for a two-week period from the date of planting.⁣

Please contact the Water Division to place this request if planting new sod or seed by calling (435) 586-2968. Per City Ordinance 37-7-1, from April 1st thru October 31st, please do not irrigate your lawn with culinary water between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Subsequent violations of this ordinance may result in a citation. This ordinance is in effect every year.

Clearfield City

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 went 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.

Haights Creek Irrigation Company (Kaysville)

Haights Creek Irrigation Company’s major water supplier has imposed certain storage/use restrictions, which amount to (a) a reduction of 60% of water to be delivered, (b) delaying the start of water delivery until May 15th, and (c) a projected early shut-off for water delivery of mid-September. As a result, HCIC has instituted the following secondary irrigation water use restrictions:

Hooper Irrigation

Hooper Irrigation Company issued guidance on secondary water use this season via a letter in May. You can view this letter, or access current information regarding Hooper Irrigation Company on their web site.

Jordan Valley Water Conservation District

Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District is asking for users to reduce use by 10% percent. This “Level 1” restriction calls for voluntary reductions. To meet its reduction target, JVWD is asking the public to limit outdoor watering to no more than two times per week, fix leaks, and to take other appropriate actions to reduce their water use.


Magna Water District has implemented a “Level 2” mandatory water restriction. This includes no outdoor watering between 10 am and 6 pm and day-of-week limitations for watering. Addresses ending in an odd number may water on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Addresses ending in even numbers may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

North Salt Lake

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District has reduced available water to North Salt Lake from 80% to 40%. North Salt Lake does not allow power washing sidewalks/driveways and restricts watering currently to once a week for 20 minutes.

Parowan City

The Parowan Facebook page announced its schedule for residents to water their homes due to the ongoing drought. According to the post, they ask residents south of 200 South to water on Mondays along with their parks, schools, and churches.

Meanwhile, odd number residents north of 200 South will water on Fridays, with even number residents on Wednesdays. They hope this will conserve their pressurized water.

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities has moved to a Drought Level Stage 2. In Stage 2, all Institutional Customers (parks, government facilities, schools, and churches) are required to remain within their established watering budget, and if a site does not have a budget, to limit watering to only two times per week. While there are no restrictions on homeowners and businesses, Public Utilities is asking that all water customers avoid watering more than twice a week.

Sandy City

Sprinkler irrigation of public and private landscapes is permanently prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. with the following exceptions:

  • New lawns that require frequent irrigation for establishment purposes within 90 days of planting.
  • Short cycles required for testing, inspecting, and maintaining irrigation systems.

In addition, Sandy is requesting voluntary reduction in water use for all customers.

Scipio Irrigation Company

Scipio Lake is reporting 600 acre-feet of water available, which is the smallest amount for this time of year on record. The Scipio Irrigation Board is issuing 15 minutes or 0.14 acre feet per share to Field water users.

Weber Basin Conservancy District

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is operating under the “Severe” drought response level designation found within the Drought Contingency Plan. Demand reductions for this drought designation include a 60% reduction in water available for outdoor irrigation of lawns and gardens (both culinary and secondary), a 40% reduction for agricultural use, and a 10% reduction for culinary indoor use.