Utah county offers free irrigation system checks

By Kristin Smith-Ely

Inspections are possible thanks to Cache Water Conservancy District and Utah State University Extension partnership.

A partnership between the Cache Water Conservancy District and Utah State University Extension is offering Cache County residents a free “well check” on their irrigation systems.

Nathan Daugs, manager of the water conservancy district, told HJNews the program is a great way to get the word out to the public about more efficient lawn watering.

The program is administered by the USU Extension and began in 1999, but because Cache County didn’t have a water conservancy district until 2016, the program was not offered in the area, according to the HJNews article. Data gathered from the landowner’s irrigation system and used to provide residents with personalized instructions on when and how to water their property to both conserve water and have a healthier lawn.

A limited number of water checks were done in the county as a trial last year, and because the response was positive, the water district board decided to cover the cost of expanding the checks countywide.

Water checks will be performed by Extension volunteers and interns. Irrigation zones are inspected to ensure it is working properly. Data is collected into software on a tablet, and an on-the-spot watering recommendation is provided to the landowner.