The Herriman City Water Department has completed a water rate study, which was performed by Zions Bank Public Finance. These studies are generally conducted every 1-2 years to ensure our water revenues are staying in line with our debt service obligations and O&M costs. The last water rate study was performed in the summer of 2012. Here is a link to the rate findings presentation for Culinary and Secondary water rates. A map has been provided to point out the areas of the City which currently have secondary water available and areas which could potentially have access in the future.
Spring is in the Air
Summer is approaching and thoughts are turning to picnics, vacations and cross-connection control for sprinklers.
This notice is to inform or remind those residents that have a lawn irrigation system that a backflow assembly is required by the State Health Department. These assemblies must be tested by a certified backflow technician annually. If it is a newly installed assembly it must be tested within 10 days of initial use. A copy of the test results must be submitted to the City office.
The City’s cross-connection program helps to ensure the safety of our water system for all Herriman residents by eliminating the risk of potential contamination. A cross-connection is a connection between the public water system and any other connection. The connection between a lawn irrigation system and the City’s main water supply is considered to be one of these connections. The installation of an approved backflow prevention assembly on lawn irrigation systems can prevent possible contamination of the City’s water system with contaminants such as lawn fertilizers, chemicals, pesticides, and animal waste.
Another common cross-connection is through hose bibs and yard hydrants especially when used for watering troughs. A hose bib vacuum breaker can be installed to help prevent a cross-connection. These devices can be purchased at most home improvement or plumbing supply stores.
Backflow prevention is very important. With your help we can ensure the safety of our drinking water.
Please submit a copy of your backflow preventer annual test to the City office. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Justun at 801-446-5323.
The following list of backflow testing service providers have been prequalified through a public Request for Proposal (RFP) process to perform services related to the testing of residential backflow assemblies. Through the public RFP process, the providers have agreed to provide the services listed for the price listed. City holds the right to remove any and all providers that do not adhere to terms of the RFP at anytime. The City does not endorse or hold a contract with these providers.
Company Name: Clearwater Backflow Services
Contact: Scott Nixon at 801-702-0313
Services Provided: Backflow testing, and repair if needed
Prices: Testing $40 (clean and retest, if needed and all paperwork)
Repairs: $50 per hour for labor plus parts
Company Name: Turf Sprinkler
Contact: Sheryl Smart at 801-943-5055
Services Provided: Backflow testing, and cleaning if needed
Company Name: Smart Backflow Services
Contact: Russ Smart at 801-566-5756
Call before you dig. It’s FREE & It’s the LAW!!
148 East 13200 South
P.O. Box 1517
Draper, UT 84020
1-800-662-4111 (Toll Free)
The Conservation Garden Park at the Jordan Valley Water Conservation District (8215 South 1300 West, West Jordan, Utah 84088) offers free Waterwise Landscape classes. For additional information on any of the classes, visit http://ConservationGardenPark.org, or call 801-565-4300.