Water/Secondary Water System
Culinary Water System:
Pressurized Irrigation System
Payson City utilizes three sources for our pressurized irrigation system. The city owns the water rights in the Payson Lakes. The lakes are limited in the amount of water it delivers. With the drought years, the lakes are not full to start the irrigation season. Payson City also owns rights in Spring Lake. The city pumps the lake into the pressurized irrigation system, which helps with the upper pressurized zone. The last source of water is from the Strawberry Valley Project. Payson City has approximately 2,500 acre feet of strawberry water that is delivered to our pressurized irrigation ponds via the High Line Canal. It takes all three of these sources to meet the watering demands of the city. When the High Line Canal breached, the city was not able to receive its Strawberry Water allotment. The city increased the amount of water released from the Payson Lakes and continued to pump from Spring Lake. However, without the Strawberry water, the ponds cannot sustain themselves for very long.
Pressurized Irrigation Filters
Payson City highly recommends that the residents and businesses install an individual filter on their sprinkler system. The pressurized irrigation water is not treated and it can be dirty at times. The City is not responsible or liable for any damage to your sprinkler system, grass, or plants so it is recommended that you install and maintain a filter to keep your lines and sprinklers working as optimally as possible.
Pressurized Irrigation Water Usage Calculator and Stop and Waste Information
Below are the pictures of a stop and waste on and off for your reference and the water usage calculator with instructions on how to use the spreadsheet.
Water and Sewer Study of Impact Fees
Payson City has worked with Horrocks Engineers to perform a study to update the impact fees for the Culinary water, secondary water and sewer utility impact fees. A copy of this study is available in the link below. Due to the size of the document if has been broken into four (4) parts.