Free sprinkler checks available for some Utah residents

Posted at 1:23 PM, May 13, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY -- Qualifying residents of several counties throughout the state can get their sprinkling systems evaluated free of charge.

The service is available through a partnership with Utah State University Cooperative Extension, the Central Utah Water Conservancy District and the Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake and Sandy.

Homeowners in Salt Lake, Utah, Duchesne, Garfield, Juab, Piute, Uintah and Wasatch counties who have in-ground, automatic sprinkling systems are eligible for the program.

The Water Check consists of a walk-through evaluation of the homeowner's sprinkler system, followed by tests to determine the amount of water being applied to the landscape and how evenly the water is being applied.

Water Check employees then use that information to make a customized watering schedule for the homeowner's landscape.

"From the preliminary analysis that we've done so far, we have found that we are able to help consumers save about half of the water they were already wasting," said Molly Waters, Water Check Program Coordinator. "So we've cut the wasted water by 50 percent."

If you're interested in having a free water check, call (877) 728-3420 or visit