Lehi City starting new restrictions Monday; lawn watering limited to 2 days a week

Posted at 4:54 PM, May 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-11 09:16:37-04

LEHI, Utah -- Beginning Monday, Lehi City will impose some more stringent water restrictions: Residents and businesses will get two days each week to water their lawns, and if they water more than those allotted days violators could be hit with hefty fines.

Those in Lehi with odd-numbered addresses will be allowed to water their lawns on Mondays and Fridays, and those with even-numbered addresses can water Tuesdays and Saturdays. The move is part of the implementation of phase 3 water restrictions, which means Lehi City’s water resources are below 50 percent capacity.

Erin Wells of Lehi City spoke about the scope of the restrictions.

“Including if you’re washing your car, we ask you to do it on grass or other permeable surfaces,” she said. “We ask you also to use some sort of start/stop valve or bucket so that you’re not just continually running water.”

More information on the restrictions as well as water conservation tips are available through Lehi City's website. See the screen capture below from Lehi City's website for a breakdown of phase 3 restrictions.

Lehi water restrictions

Phase III water restrictions for Lehi City. Screen capture courtesy Lehi-Ut.Gov

All of the residents who spoke with FOX 13 News about the restrictions were ready to comply in an effort to conserve.

"I think it's great,” Lehi Resident Jay Jensen said. “Your lawn don't need as much water as people seem to think they do, at least I don't think personally.”

Toys like kiddie pools and slip and slides are also off-limits during phase three

"We can take them to the swimming pool and things like that, down to the park, they are OK with it, too,” Lehi Resident Linda Manning said.

Those who do not comply will first receive a warning but later could be fined as much as $500. Wells said it’s all in an effort to get residents to understand the severity of the region’s drought.

“In the end, we believe that everyone can make a difference,” she said. “If everyone chooses to follow these restrictions, we all can conserve and save water together.”