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-essentially, "a full reservoir of water".

- 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

Dig

A contractor will dig down to your secondary water connection.

Install

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

Connect

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

Restore

Landscaping around the excavated area will be restored.

What's Happening In My Neighborhood?

Kaysville

  • Secondary meters will be installed west of I-15 in Kaysville between fall 2022 and fall 2023.

Roy

  • Secondary meters will be installed north of 4000 South between 2600 West and 2700 West beginning in late October.
  • 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.

Hooper

  • Secondary meters will be installed west of 4300 West between 5875 South and 6000 South beginning in late October.
  • Secondary meters are anticipated to be installed south of 5500 South between 4300 West and 4700 West beginning in late January 2023.

West Haven

  • Updates coming soon.

Benefits Of Metered Water

Incentive to conserve water: Utah is growing, but our water supply is not. It is challenging to conserve when we don't know how much we're using in the first place. Meters communicate use, not only to the community water system, but empower businesses, residents and institutional properties to strive for greater conservation. Given that Utah has experienced more drought than high water years in the last decade, secondary metering is essential.

Detect water waste: With previous metering efforts, systems have been able to detect leaks that may have been going on for years. It also empowers systems to educate based on use. In addition, some folks are wasting because they don't know what they're using compared to what they should be using. Metering empowers the education and conversations needed to help curb water waste. In fact, some areas experienced a 30 percent decrease in use after meters were installed and property-specific education implemented.

Regular supply: The water conserved this year may be next year's supply. Utah's reservoirs are almost all lower than we want them to be. When we use less, that water can be used for people, businesses and the environment.