**UPDATED** Canal Leak Causes Secondary Water System Shutdown or Low Pressure in Approx. All Areas West of 3200 W
Riverton City received word from the canal company that work continues to be done to address the leak. Due to this update, the timeline for Riverton City's secondary water system to be back online in areas approximately west of 3200 W has changed. It is now expected that the canal company will begin to fill the Welby Jacob Canal late in the day on Tuesday. Riverton City will begin to fill the secondary system on Wednesday morning and throughout the day. It does take time to fill and pressurize the system. By Thursday, pending any other changes or delays from the canal company, all residents should again have access to secondary water.
July 19, 2019 | 3:30 p.m.
Please be advised that a leak on the Welby Jacob Canal has forced the canal company to shut off the canal to assess and repair damage. This means that Riverton City’s secondary water system will either be shutdown or experience low pressure in (approximately) all areas west of 3200 W. The extent of the canal’s damage is unknown at this time and could mean Riverton residents who live west of 3200 W (approximately) will have no secondary water or experience low pressure anywhere between 1 day and 1 week.
Other users of the canal, including Herriman City and South Jordan City, will experience similar issues.
Once Riverton City is aware of a timeframe for when the canal company will have the canal fixed and restore water flow, we will post details on this web page.
We ask that you share this information with everyone you know who lives west of 3200 W in Riverton, as not all residents receive the city’s email updates.
What if I have the ability to water my lawn with culinary water?
If you happen to have the ability to water your lawn with culinary water, please use a garden hose and external sprinklers to do the watering. DO NOT run culinary water through your secondary water sprinkler system, as this has the potential to contaminate our culinary water system.
What should I do if I don’t have any secondary water or experience low pressure?
Right now, our fate is in the hands of the canal company to fix the leak and restore water in the canal. Please be patient and await an update from the city. All updates will be posted on this page when available. Please do not call the Water Department at this time regarding this issue.