Mapleton Population Growth
Mapleton City has averaged
approximately 3% annual growth since 2000. Assuming this
growth rate stays constant, Mapleton is projected to have a
population of approximately 11,000 by 2020 and 20,000 by 2050.
With several large projects potentially coming on line in the
southern end of the City in the next few years, it is possible that
the growth rate will be much higher than the current 3% average.
It is anticipated that at full build-out, that the City’s population
will be somewhere between 23,000 to 29,000.
The state of Utah as a whole is also
projected to experience significant growth. By the year 2050,
the population in the state will nearly double, with the majority of
the growth occurring along the Wasatch Front. With this in
mind, Governor Herbert has asked Envision Utah to work with hundreds
of experts to create a survey that will allow citizens to weigh in
on the type of future they would prefer. The survey results
will lead to a vision for Utah’s future and will be used by policy
makers, local governments, businesses, developers and the public in
shaping how growth occurs. We encourage you to visit
take the survey and to make sure that the opinions of Mapleton City
residents are included in the state-wide vision.
Utah is the 2nd driest state in the nation with one of the highest
rates of water consumption. Living in the desert requires us to be
responsible stewards of our precious natural resources. Mapleton is
growing and all residents can help make water wise choices.
Slow the Flow website you can
Schedule a Free Water Check. A water check analyzes the
efficiency of your automated sprinkler system. Trained workers will
perform the water check at your home and provide you with a
customized watering schedule. The tests that will be performed
include soil type, grass root depth, sprinkler distribution
uniformity and water pressure. The entire process will take
approximately one hour. The water check program is a free service
sponsored by your water provider:
Utah Water Conservation website has a webpage and a phone app
that will instruct you on how much water and the frequency you need
This weekly lawn watering guide is based on
the prior week's weather conditions. The goal is to apply the amount
of water used by evaporation and plant processes in the previous
week as precisely as possible. Microclimates in your yard may
require an adjustment in your watering schedule.
When you water generally one
irrigation cycle is equal to 0.5 inches of
applied water, which is roughly equal to 20 minutes with pop-up
spray heads and 40 minutes with impact rotor sprinklers. Most lawns
and landscapes only need to be watered from 2 to 3 times a week at
peak summer heat.
We have seen in the news already this
month that other cities are imposing watering restrictions county
wide. They have recognized that they will run out of water if
conservation efforts are not imposed now. Mapleton has not done so
yet, but we are keeping a close eye on our wells, springs and
irrigation pond. We have had early reports that our springs are
already dropping in volume and that the wells have begun to drop as
well. Please do what you can to conserve water in an effort to avoid
mandated watering restrictions.
(801) 489-5655 ext. 105