Culinary Water


Fruit Heights City owns and operates its own culinary (drinking) water utility system, serving over 1,700 residential connections. This water is provided through city wells and system connections with Weber Basin Water Conservancy District.

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for Fruit Heights City

We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets Federal and State requirements. Download the most recent Drinking Water Quality Report for Fruit Heights City. 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.

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 links below, or email Layne Leonard Public Works/Water Director.

Steps Residents Can Take To Protect Drinking Water
Cross-connection Rule Updates

Culinary Water Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My meter reading is very high. What could be the problem?
A: Several things may be attributed to high water usage readings:

  • There may be a break in the water line. Please contact the Public Works Department, and they will determine if there is a leak. If the break is on the homeowner's side of the water meter, the homeowner is responsible for the cost of repairing the line. If the break is on the city’s side of the water meter (usually the street side), then the city will bear the cost of repairing the break.
  • You may have a defective water meter. Again, call the Public Works Department, and they will check the meter for defects.
  • You may have toilets or faucets that are constantly running or dripping. Check water fixtures in the home for leaking or running water.
  • You may have house guests or additional family members staying with you.
  • You may be using water from the hose bibs on the outside of your home. This is culinary water and contributes to your usage. Moderate spot watering of plants and shrubs is okay, but using a hose to soak or sprinkle problem areas of your lawn or garden will significantly increase your usage.