An adequate water
supply has always been a priority for local government leaders. The
main breakthrough in securing a water supply came in 1881 when the Davis and Weber County Canal Company was organized. In the 1960s Kaysville secured additional water from the Weber Basin project. The secondary
water system expanded in 1992 with the completion of a Davis and Weber
County Canal Company reservoir. Kaysville City is entirely serviced
with secondary water.
The 14,000 current
residents of Kaysville are generally well-educated, and a large percentage
of them work in professional jobs. The city-owned business park is beginning
to attract light manufacturing industries, thereby expanding the economic
base. Kaysville is the only city in Davis County to operate an independent
library system, and is one of only a few cities in Utah to own a municipal
See: Carol Collett,
Kaysville, Our Town (1976); and Kaysville-Layton Historical Society,
Layton, Utah: Historic Viewpoints (1985).