Secondary water will be accessible to residents in the available area of the city beginning May 1st. Below you will find information to assist residents in preparing to connect to secondary water.
If you have questions, comments or concerns about installation or parts, please contact Herriman City Water Department at (801) 446-5323 or email@example.com. Also see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Herriman City Secondary Water Connection Diagram
Herriman City Secondary Water Facts
Requirements before using secondary water:
- Customer must call for an inspection of their sprinkler connection to the secondary service line. (See instructional video below)
- Customer must have a current backflow assembly test report if using culinary and secondary (swing line connection) for irrigation.
- Customer must request secondary water meter to be set after they have passed inspection and have a current backflow assembly test report.
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. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Water Department at 801-446-5323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rate Findings Presentation
- Current and Future Secondary Water Availability Map
- Secondary Water Phasing Plan – Figure 1
Figure 1 depicts a phased plan to expand the secondary water system throughout Herriman. The phases were laid out based on value versus cost, basically, what gives the community the highest value for dollars spent. Phases 0-10 are areas of the City that have secondary dry lines already installed. These are areas the City will focus on serving first, keeping capital costs lower since most of the infrastructure has already been installed by developers. In the majority of cases, these areas need the source of supply connected to the respective subdivision through the large transmission lines.
Phases 11-39 follow closely behind when considering value vs. cost, but come with a higher price tag since none of the interior piping through the subdivision is installed.
It is important to note that the phase numbers are a general guideline, and may not occur in that exact order listed due to funding or other factors. Each of the phases were divided into incremental costs of roughly $1,000,000 per phase.
If you have additional questions regarding the phasing plan, please contact the Herriman City Water Department at (801) 446-5323.
Secondary Water Rates
Safety and Awareness
Remember to wear the appropriate safety equipment for each task, operate any tools in a safe manner and in the way they are intended to be used. Follow all safety guidelines and protocols of all manufactures.
Follow all manufacture recommendations and installation instructions. Blue Stakes should always be called at least 48 hours prior to any excavation.
Explanation of Components and Parts
Secondary Water Meter Box – Item installed by Developer for City use only. This is usually a green sprinkler box or a cast iron oval meter box. Home owners are responsible for hooking up to the line outside the box. Do not connect to anything inside of the meter box. The City will install a secondary water meter after the connection has passed inspection.
Stop & Waste Valve – The stop & waste valve serves two basic purposes. It is used for turning water on or off and for draining water out of the sprinkler system. The valve must be fully open or fully closed to operate properly.
Filter (optional) – We recommend using a filter. The secondary water will be filtered before it enters the distribution system. We are filtering it down to 200 microns. Check with your sprinkler professional for their recommendation on filtration for your particular sprinkler system.
Swing-line – A swing-line is only needed if you plan on using both culinary and secondary for irrigation. It is not needed if you choose to use only secondary for irrigation. A swing-line is used to ensure only one supply of water is being used for irrigation. In a swing-line box you have two supply lines coming in (culinary & secondary) each with a shut off valve and you have one line going out (sprinkler feed line). There is one flexible line that is permanently fastened to the sprinkler feed and a quick connector that can be connected to either the secondary or the culinary depending on which supply will be used.
Backflow Assembly – The recommended backflow assembly type is a Reduced Pressure Zone assembly (RPZ). A backflow assembly is needed anytime culinary water will or may be used for irrigation. If using culinary only for irrigation, the backlow assembly must be installed on the main sprinkler feed line before the tee, junction or the first set of control valves. If you are using culinary and secondary, the backflow assembly must be installed before the swing-line box. A backflow assembly is not required if secondary will be the only supply for your irrigation system. Backflow assemblies must be tested by a certified backflow technician within 10 days of initial use and annually thereafter.
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: Ty or Jess Harris 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