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Public Works - Water Division

Lindon's drinking water originates from springs East of the City and wells located throughout the City. Lindon City also has installed a pressurized irrigation, or secondary water, system through most of the City to accommodate the ever-growing need for water. Secondary water is billed monthly and the water is supplied through the canals during the summer months. Make sure your children do not drink this water, as it is only meant to be used outside on trees, plants, bushes, and lawns and is not treated. Early in the spring, the canals (North Union Irrigation Company, Hollow Water Irrigation Company, Cobbley Ditch Irrigation Company and the Salt Lake Aqueduct) supply the Lindon reservoirs with secondary water.
We get a lot of questions about our irrigation water supply and how development in the City affects our supply. To help explain the issue, Please the graphic below.   We hope that this helps explain where our water comes from and how the City balances limited water with the demands of rapid growth. (Special thanks to Lehi City for the original infographic from which ours is derived.)

Secondary Water

Outdoor Watering Hours

Please remember the city policy is no outdoor watering between the hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Studies have shown that 50% of water used during daytime hours is lost to evaporation. Watering on an every 3rd-day schedule is generally adequate for well-established lawns. Please remember to turn off automatic sprinklers when it is raining.

Warning:  The secondary water is untreated water from canals, ditches and springs.  DO NOT DRINK from a secondary water connection, and do not connect the secondary system to the culinary water system in any way.  Cross-connections have the potential to contaminate your home drinking water and the city’s culinary water system! REPORT ANY CROSS-CONNECTIONS YOU OBSERVE so that we can keep our drinking water safe.

Thank you for your help and cooperation this watering season.  If you have any questions, please call the Public Works offices at 801-796-7954.

The Utah Division of Water Resources is also publishing that no irrigation is needed yet for healthy plant growth. Check out their website updates here:
Water Division & Streets Maintenance Superintendent