In May 2020, Riverton City began an effort to install secondary water (non-potable water for outdoor needs) meters on all properties within the city boundaries. Though some properties have meters, there remains approximately 10,000 properties without meters.
The remaining 10,000 meters are being installed over a 3-year period. Each year, approximately 1/3 of the meters will be installed
2020 | West Riverton
2021 | Central Riverton
2022 | East Riverton
In 2020, crews will install meters at approximately 3500 properties in the west section of the city. This work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is anticipated that this phase will finish in Fall 2020.
For residents receiving a meter this year:
- Residents will be notified 48-hours in advance of the meter installation.
- Meter installations at each property will take approximately one week to complete.
- Meters will be installed inside a protective meter box, typically in the park strip.
- Within a few weeks of the meter being installed, the contractor will restore the area and landscaping to its original state.
- Typically, secondary water service should only be shut-off and affected for a 48-hour to 72-hour period to allow crews time to install the meter.
- To help ensure your landscaping remains watered, please consider watering prior to the meter being installed.
Parents: In the interest of safety, please keep children away from any area of construction and keep a safe distance from construction equipment.
2020 Installation Progress
As of July 21, 2020, over 2,000 properties have had secondary water meters installed in the "Complete" and "In Progress" areas shown on the map beow. The remaining areas in pink will have meters installed before the end of 2020.
Why is Riverton installing secondary water meters now?
Riverton City expects that by metering secondary water connections, more residents will be mindful of their secondary water use and make adjustments to only use what is recommend by the state. By conserving water now, the strain on the system can be reduced and the life of Riverton City's secondary water infrastructure can be extended. The new meters are also part of an effort to execute a plan to install secondary water meters on all residential and commercial properties. The creation of the plan was mandated by the Utah State Legislature in 2019.
To learn more about the need to conserve water to prolong the life of the system and the 2019 legislative mandate, click on the button below.
Questions & Comments
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