Utah Secondary Water Metering

Why metered water?

In 2022, Utah legislators passed House Bill 242 to have metered non-potable water throughout the state of Utah by the year 2030…

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About the project

Legislation passed by the Utah State Legislature in 2022 requires secondary water connections in Utah to have a meter by 2030.

Water systems throughout the state, as a result, will be installing meters until more than 200,000 connections are completed. Meter installation, combined with public education about responsible water use, has proven to be one of the state's most effective water conservation tools. Check out What's Happening In My Neighborhood below to get the latest information on installations in your area.

Water savings through metering alone could range between 25 and 40 percent.

- Rep. Val Peterson (R-Orem)

The money from the federal governments American Rescue Plan Act will help water districts cover up to 70% of the cost for installing the meters if they do so in 2022 or 2023.

The Metering Process


A contractor will dig down to your secondary water connection.


A meter box will be installed to protect, and give access to, the meter.


A meter will be connected, helping you and your community water system better understand your use.


Landscaping around the excavated area will be restored.

What's Happening In My Neighborhood?


  • Secondary meters will be installed between 500 South to 2450 South from Orchard Drive to the freeway beginning in early February 2023.

View a mapof upcoming secondary water meter installations.


  • Secondary meters are anticipated to be installed south of 5500 South between 4300 West and 4700 West beginning in late January 2023.


  • Secondary meters will be installed west of I-15 in Kaysville between fall 2022 and fall 2023. The contractor is beginning to install meter pits north of 200 North.


  • Secondary meters are anticipated to be installed west of 3100 West between 4800 South and 6000 South beginning in late January 2023.
  • Secondary meters are anticipated to be installed north of 4800 South between 3600 West and 4275 West beginning in late January 2023.

West Haven

  • Updates coming soon.

Benefits Of Metered Water

Water efficiency: We can be more efficient with our water resources if we know how much we’re using. That’s where meters come in! Studies associated with secondary metering projects have found that metering can help property owners reduce water use up to 30% or more, just through education and by adjusting their outside watering. In addition, meters help detect leaks and other water supply problems.

Detect water waste: Previous metering efforts have revealed leaks that may have been going on for years, and users also had no idea how much water they were using, often leading to waste. Metering brings awareness to users and opens the door for education about using water more efficiently, which could result in water savings of more than 30 percent.

Regular supply: The water conserved this year may be next year's supply. With Utah's reservoirs lower than we’ve seen in a long time, we need to use less on our landscapes to ensure enough water for the coming summers. When we use less, that water can be used for our homes, businesses, and the environment.