Secondary Water Meter Installation
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Questions & Comments
If you have questions or comments that are not addressed below, please contact:
Construction Concerns: 801-473-7102
Project Questions: 1-800-292-3557
Public Works Department
Frequently Asked Questions
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 the button below.
When will installations of the meters begin?
Crews will begin work in your area this spring. You will receive notice a few days prior to installation. Detailed updates will be added to the website as installations approach.
Is having a secondary water meter installed at my residence optional?
No. Riverton will be installing a secondary water meter on every connection.
Do I need to have a personal shut off valve for my irrigation system?
Yes. A separate, personal shut off valve is an important part of your irrigation system. It is important for you to have the means to shut off water in your sprinkler system in case you have a break. It is also recommended that you have a filter on your system. Secondary water is not treated or filtered and can plug sprinkler heads with debris.
Will the installation affect my culinary system?
No. Culinary (indoor) water is a separate system.
Will the meter affect water pressure?
While unlikely, there is a potential to have pressure changes. Please remember that watering is prohibited between 10 am and 6 pm due to the high loss of water through evaporation.
Will my landscaping in the installation area be restored?
Landscaping will be restored as closely as possible to preinstallation conditions, Plant materials around the box (other than grass) will not be replaced. If a service box is covered by landscaping, it will be cleared for installation and for permanent City access. Depending on the time of year, sod may be replaced later than other landscaping in the area.