Pressurized Irrigation

Watering Schedule

House numbers that are ODD numbers: Monday, Wednesday, Friday before 10am and after 7pm.

House numbers that are EVEN numbers: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday before 10am and after 7pm.

You may spot water on Sundays with your hose.

Cedar Hills has three sources of secondary water, aka, pressurized irrigation water. 

1.      A City well
2.      The American Fork River
3.      Central Utah Water Conservancy District/Central Utah Project Water (aka CUP), which is the most reliable source. 

All homes connected to the City of Cedar Hills Pressurized Irrigation System must comply with the terms of the Connection Agreement that was signed when the utility account was set up.  It is available throughout the entire city, with few exceptions.  Pressurized Irrigation water is untreated surface and ground water and is NOT DRINKABLE.  IT IS NOT GRAY WATER, which is considered wastewater from sinks and toilets.  Regardless, precautions should be taken not to allow children to drink or play in the water. 

If your residence is NOT connected to pressurized irrigation and use culinary water to your landscaping sprinkler system, you are required by the state and city code to have a backflow assembly device installed. This backflow device is required to be inspected by a certified professional every year and the report is to be sent to the public works department for our records. Please email all yearly backflow inspection reports to Cross-connecting with the culinary water system, in any way, is prohibited by State law. (This includes swing connections, valves, etc.)

If you choose to connect to the pressurized irrigation system, please contact the public works department for instructions and information on how to connect. 

Winterizing and De-winterizing the PI System

De-winterizing (turning on)

Winterizing (turning off)

The typical date that the irrigation system is energized every year is April 15th.  Occasionally, due to drought, previous water use, and low precipitous accumulation during the winter, the date could possibly change. 

The typical date for the irrigation water to be shut down is October 15th.  Occasionally, due to drought and water use, the date could possibly change.  If you still have water going through your sprinkler system a week after the water is turned off, please contact the city immediately.  We will conduct an investigation for a possible cross connection.

The City asks that you leave your individual pressurized irrigation shut-off valve in the open position to allow for proper drainage of the system.  Each irrigation system must be completely drained to prevent damage to the systems components caused by frozen water inside the pipes and valves.  Prior to the Pressurized Irrigation system being energized in the Spring, you will need to close your individual shut off valve.  If you do not have an individual valve, please call the city and we would be happy to shut your meter off for you.

Do I need my own valve?

We encourage all residents who do not have their own valve and have been using the city owned stop and waste valve to install their own valve.  Now that irrigation meters have been installed, the city owned stop and waste valve was probably removed to install the meter.  This means if you do not have your own valve, you no longer have the ability to shut the water off to your irrigation system if you have a leak in your sprinklers and need to repair them. You will have to contact the city to shut your meter off for you.   If you choose to install your own valve, it should be installed between the irrigation meter box and your filter.  Reminder:  It is unlawful to access any PI meter or meter box. Opening the lid could result in a fine.

Do I need a filter?

Yes.  It is recommended that a filter be installed (minimum of 500 micron) on your sprinkler system for the protection of your sprinkler heads.  It is advised to clean your filter before April 15th and several times thereafter for the next few weeks.  Also, we advise cleaning your filter during the hottest months to assure maximum water pressure.

PI Base Rate and Usage Rate

The PI Base rate is a monthly charge that all residents pay whether they are connected to the PI or not.  Residents pay this monthly charge whether it is watering season or not.  The City determined that it would be a more manageable way for residents to pay a lower monthly fee spread over 12 months rather than paying a higher fee for 6 months.

The PI Usage Rate is based on the size of your property.  However, beginning Spring 2025, the usage rate will be determined by actual usage from the new irrigation meter and not by the size of the property.  Click Here to view the Utility Rate Chart.

Frequently Asked Questions