Each year, Fruit Heights City purchases 745 acre feet of treated water from Weber Basin Water Conservancy District to supply our residents with Culinary (drinking) water. In addition to this water that is purchased, the City also owns and operates its own well and distribution system which provides water to over 1,700 residential connections. Secondary Water is provided by one of two irrigation companies, Haights Creek Irrigation Company, or Benchland Irrigation Company. If you have questions about which company you receive your secondary water from, you may contact the Fruit Heights City Offices.
Cross-connection Control: Keeping Our Water Clean
Many public drinking water systems are contaminated each year by pollutants that backflow into the water system through unprotected cross-connections. A cross-connection is a physical connection between the public drinking water system and anything else, including another water supply that can allow undesirable pollutants or contaminants to backflow into the public drinking water system.
Fruit Heights City Public Works employees work to prevent this contamination by monitoring connections to our water distribution system. Residents can help by monitoring water use and connections within homes and businesses.
The Plumbing Code and the Utah Public Drinking Water Rules require all cross connection be eliminated or protected against backflow by installing an approved backflow device or assembly that will insure that no impurities or contaminants are introduced to the public drinking water supply.
For more information, please visit the following links, or contact Darren Frandsen, Cross-connection Control Manager for Fruit Heights City.
Cross-connection Rule Updates
Steps Residents Can Take To Protect Drinking Water
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for the City of Fruit Heights
We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets Federal and State requirements. Download the most recent Drinking Water Quality Report for the City of Fruit Heights. This report is designed to inform consumers about the quality of the water and services that the City delivers every day. The constant goal is to provide a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. The City wants each customer to understand the efforts that are made to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.
Water Hardness in Fruit Heights
The tap water in Fruit Heights is considered "Average Hard" - 280 mg/L or 16 grains/gallon.
Fluoride in Fruit Heights Water
Fruit Heights does not fluoridate its water, but the water does contain a certain amount of fluoride. The average fluoride range is 0.641 mg/L with a control range between 0.6-0.8 mg/L.
Iron Content in Fruit Heights Water
The tap water in Fruit Heights contains .04 mg/L (40 parts per billion) of iron. The range may fluctuate between .02 - .06 mg/L.
Does the City chlorinate its water?
Because the City’s primary source of water comes from Weber Basin, the water that is being provided already contains a certain amount of chlorine but because the City also uses well water to help supply drinking water to residents, the City’s does some chlorination just to insure that it is safe for drinking. Chlorination is done through a mechanical injection system at the well itself. The chlorine levels in the water are monitored closely and regularly to insure that there is an adequate amount present in the system at all times.
FYI: Water Pressure Reducing Valve
A household water pressure regulator is a spring-loaded valve that reduces the water pressure coming from the public water main to household plumbing fixtures. It also prevents main line pressure surges from entering residential plumbing. High water pressure can cause dripping faucets and pipes and may damage household appliances. A properly operating pressure regulator will help prevent these surges and high pressure from entering your home. The property owner is responsible for installing and maintaining the water pressure regulator.
A malfunctioning pressure regulator may cause: 1) sustained or initial bursts of unusually high pressure at faucets and shower heads and 2) water being discharged from the relief valve on a water heater. Altering the spring compression on the regulator will change the downstream (house side) pressure. The valve is typically installed where the water pipe enters the home.
The best way to determine if the regulator is working properly is to install pressure gauges on each side of the regulator. If the upstream gauge reads higher than the downstream gauge, then the regulator is probably functioning. Most homeowners set their pressure at approximately 50 pounds per square inch. Lower settings will conserve water and prolong the life of plumbing and fittings, while higher settings will have the opposite effects. The homeowner or a plumber can refer to the manufacturer's instructions for adjustment. Repair kits for rebuilding pressure regulators are usually available from the manufacturer.